The Superior Person's Third Book of Words

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    The Superior Person's Third Book of Words

    Peter Bowler

    Bloomsbury 2004

    Hardback 150pp

    9780747569183   Product Code: 62687

    Why say 'willy-nilly' when you could say 'nolens volens'? Peter Bowler's third collection of verbarian exotica aims to fortify your vocabulary and allow you assert your ascendancy 'at the traffic lights of life', possibly. Along with practical definitions for words like haptephobia (fear of being touched) and oscitancy (yawning), Bowler relates cheerful anecdotes of eccentric scholars, idiotic concepts, oddities of the intellectual life and the odd deliberate mistake.

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