Amazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology Of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, by Richard LedererAmazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology Of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, by Richard Lederer

Amazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology Of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching…

byRichard Lederer

Paperback | September 26, 2012

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With fascinating etymologies and letter patterns of more than 400 everyday words, bestselling language writer Richard Lederer offers insights into the most bedazzling, beguiling, and bewitching words in the English language. Readers will discover why William Shakespeare may be hiding in the Old Testament; why "run" is the longest word in English; how people's names become common words; and how the Bible, mythology, the sea, the land, show business, and games spark words and phrases in everyday vocabulary. Chock-full of transfixing word histories, magical letter play, and hilarious puns, Amazing Words is an essential book for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores.

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books, including Anguished English, Crazy English, Get Thee to a Punnery, More Anguished English, A Treasury for Cat Lovers, and A Treasury for Dog Lovers. He lives in San Diego.
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Title:Amazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology Of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 26, 2012Publisher:Marion Street Press, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936863308

ISBN - 13:9781936863303

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"Richard Lederer's delight in English is itself delightful and contagious!"  —Edwin Newman, author, Strictly Speaking and A Civil Tongue