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That Should be a Word
Author: Lizzie Skurnick

ISBN: 9780761182689
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1 July 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 12.4 x 1.8
Description:
Finally there's a word for it: "Fidgital"--excessively checking one's devices. "Martyrmony"--staying married out of duty. Author of the highly popular That Should Be a Word feature in the "New York Times Magazine," Lizzie Skurnick delights word lovers with razor-sharp social commentary delivered via clever neologisms. That Should Be a Word is a compendium of 244 of Skurnick's wittiest wordplays--more than half of them new--arranged in ingenious diagrams detailing their interrelationships.

Complete with definitions, pronunciations, usage examples, and ?illustrations, That Should Be a Word features words on our obsession with food: "carbiter"--one who asserts that someone else cannot be hungry. On social media, like "twiticule"--to mock someone in 140 characters. On the modern family, like "brattle"--to discuss one's children at great length, which leads to words like "spamily"--Facebook or Twitter updates about kids--and "spawntourage"--a group of approaching strollers. From highlighting the profound financial anxiety of a post-recession society ...

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