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Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text

Autor: Blount Jr., Roy

Editorial: Farrar Straus Giroux

Formato:Tapa Dura
Precio de Lista:$26.00
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Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text : No man of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, full bodied, and out to please discriminating palates coarse and fine. In 2008, he celebrated the gists, tangs, and energies of letters and their combinations in Alphabet Juice, to wide acclaim. Now, Alphabetter Juice. Which is better. This book is for anyone - novice wordsmith, sensuous reader, or career grammarian - who loves to get physical with words. What is the universal sign of disgust, ew, doing in beautiful and cutie? Why is toadless, but not frogless, in the Oxford English Dictionary? How can the U. S. Supreme Court find relevance in gollywoddles? Might there be scientific evidence for the sonicky value of hunch? And why would someone not bother to spell correctly the very word he is trying to define on Urbandictionary.com? Digging into how locutions evolve, and work, or fail, Blount draws upon everything from The Tempest to The Wire. He takes us to Iceland, for salmon-watching with a "girl gillie," and to Georgian England, where a distinguished etymologist bites off more of a "giantess" than he can chew. Jimmy Stewart appears, in connection with kludge and the bombing of Switzerland. Litigation over supercalifragilisticexpialidocious leads to a vintage werewolf movie; news of possum-tossing, to metanarrative.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Lengua y Literatura   Etymology
Lengua y Literatura   Linguistics

ISBN 13:9780374103705
ISBN 10:0374103704
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:283
Tamaño:9.10" l x 6.10" w x 1.20" h
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