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The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

Authors: Gillard, Joe
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
BISAC/Subject: SOC022000, HIS054000, LAN009000
ISBN: 9780399582684, Related ISBNs: 0399582673, 0399582681, 9780399582677, 9780399582684
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The founder of History Hustle presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words.

This collection features scores of unique words from history that deal with surprisingly modern issues like sleeping in and procrastination--proving that some things never change! The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term that's ready to be brought back into modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence, and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for the cozy room where you like to Netflix and chill (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a young person who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insult Generator, Drunk History, and Roald Dahl--and you delight in the way words like blatteroon and flapdoodle roll off the tongue--then you're the word lover this book was written for. Want to know what a fizgig or groke is? Read this book!

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