Addictionary: Words to Live By

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2008 - Humor - 160 pages
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We all invent words and coin phrases; it’s how language evolves. Taken from the popular website by the same name, Addictionary: Brave New Words collects the best of these neologisms into this handy volume, organized into categories (including technology, politics, dating, sports, religion, and medicine) and cleverly illustrated throughout.

Everyone knows a “dumpegator,” a person who delegates huge tasks ten minutes before they are due; many have encountered people who suffer from “algoreaphobia,” an irrational fear of the former presidential candidate. A select few have reached “beervana,” the blissful state of oblivion brought on through copious consumption of malted hops; while others might be unrealistically proportioned, or “dolluptuous.”

A great gift for any wordsmith, Addictionary is on the cutting edge of the English language, staking claims on new linguistic territory with an arch blend of the sharply intellectual and the sublimely silly.

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About the author (2008)

Jim Banister, a veteran media industry executive, is the managing director of Spectrum MediaWorks, which runs www.addictionary.org, and the author of Word of Mouse: The New Age of Networked Media. He lives in Park City, Utah. Robert Hanson is a graphic designer and illustrator who has published several books and done branding for The Guardian and John Brown Citrus Publishing. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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