Bloom's Bouquet of Imaginary Words: Change One Letter and Grow a Brand New Word!
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 159 pages
In Bloom’ s Bouquet, words blossom. You know what a pigeon is, but what is a “ pugeon” ? An overweight bird, of course. Change one letter of “ destination” and you get a place where dirt ends up: “ dustination.” If you are late to ballet class, you are “ leotardy.” The author of a horror film is a “ scareenwriter.”
The 599 new words in Bloom’ s Bouquet are organized into such categories as “ Plumpkins & Grimlets” (Food and Drink), “ Froshbite & Frollicles” (Medicine), and “ Fiberals & Reapublicans (Politics). Fun to browse through and hilarious to share aloud, the imaginary but oh-so-meaningful words in Bloom’ s Bouquet are a celebration of the endless elasticity of the English language. This elegant little package, featuring witty, original line-art throughout, is an enticing impulse purchase or the perfect “ stocking stuffer” gift for lovers of word games.
Jeffrey Bloom is a writer. Carole Bloom’ s early careers in music and television led to her first published book, Musical Houses. A psychotherapist, she is the founder of Power Therapy™ and has a private practice in Studio City, California, where she and Jeffrey live. Husband and wife have worked together creatively, but this is their first literary collaboration.