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That Should be a Word

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780761182689
Author(s): Lizzie Skurnick
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Dimensions: 124 x 18 x 226 (w x l x h)
Pages: 160

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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 ('bangst') to mocking the hyper-vain celebrity circle that abstains from anything of import ('celebracy'), 'That Should Be a Word' delves deep into all the most humorous, and maddening, aspects of life in the 21st century.'

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