Words: A Connoisseur's Collection of Old and New, Weird and Wonderful, Useful and Outlandish Words

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Delacorte Press, 1982 - English language - 366 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
ACRONYMS 5
5
ALIMENTARY WORDS 20
12
ANIMAL TALK
28
ANTONYMS
33
BLUFF WORDS
36
BODY ENGLISH
42
BRITISH WORDS
45
MEDICAL TERMS s
167
MONSTERS
171
NEOLOGISMS
179
OCCUPATIONS
187
ODDITIES
192
OUTDOORS WORDS
198
PEOPLE
203
PERFORMING WORDS
206

BURGESSISMS
50
CURSES
57
DECORATIVE WORDS
63
DICKSONARY
69
DRESS WORDS
77
DRINKING WORDS
85
ECRETSAY ONGUESTAY
91
FIGHTING WORDS
102
FILLERS
107
FIZZLERS
111
FORMATIONS
116
GAME NAMES
121
HARDWARE
128
HUMAN CONDITIONS
135
JUNK WORDS
139
KADIGANS
148
LOUTISH WORDS
152
MAGIC WORDS
157
MARKINGS
160
MEASURED WORDS
164
PHILOPHILY
210
PIDGIN
213
PROPHETIC WORDS
217
PSYCHONEOLOGISTICS
224
PUNKS
228
SEXY WORDS
236
SMALL TALK
240
SOUNDS
243
SOUSED SYNONYMS
247
STUDIOUS WORDS
297
TEMPORAL TERMS
300
TONGUES
303
TRAVEL WORDS
313
WORD WORDS
322
WORDS AT WORK
333
WRITTEN WORDS
337
THE LAST WORD
341
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS BIBLIOGRAPHY
345
INDEX
353
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