A beautifully curated book, incredibly informative with pronunciations, etymologies, examples and even illustrations. I loved dipping in and out of this book to learn about a new word and marvel of our language.
If you haven’t already, check out Grandiloquent Word of the Day, as this is where the book stems from and Jason Travis Ott has brought everything together into a beautiful collection, perfect for a book lover’s shelf or coffee table.
About the Book
This recondite caboodle of glosses panegyrises the boggles of our palaver*
Words confirm and deny, guarantee and deceive, elucidate and obfuscate. The more words you know, the better you can express yourself and the more you can do in life. The founder of the website Grandiloquent Word of the Day accordingly presents a voluptuary of verbiage encompassing rare and obscure terms that confound or delight, antiquated argot from myriad epochs and lexemes for venturesome bibliophiles.
Featuring a short, insightful history of the mania for obscure utterances, Grandiloquent Words offers scores of preternatural terminologies for you to ingurgitate and brandish with aplomb for countless occasions. Bask in cataracts of mundane morphemes, bookish locutions, beef-witted blatteroons, corporeal catastrophes, playful patois and jolly jubilations. These always-extra expressions encompass timeless topics and modern phenomena, painting a group portrait of our foibles and delights.
*This rare collection of definitions celebrates the marvels of our language.
About The Author
Jason Travis Ott founded the popular Facebook page “Grandiloquent Word of the Day,” an educational, entertaining, and illustrated online lexicon, as a community for logophiles to enjoy extravagant, fanciful words for use in everyday life. That coterie has grown into an entourage of more than 330,000 followers. A writer, graphic designer, and artist, Jason lives in a log cabin in Kentucky, with his beautiful wife, Angela, and an assortment of fur babies.
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