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The Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot

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We often hear about the richness of the English language, how many more words it contains than French or German. And yet modern desk dictionaries are the result of a paring away of that glory, so that merely standard, functional, current words remain. The price we pay for such convenience is the thousands of delightful words we never see or hear.


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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 17th 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1994)
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Found this useful for adding a challenging word to my Twitter messages. Had people actually looking up the words and reTweeting. It was fun.
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