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  • Alphabetter Juice : Or, The Joy Of Text available on September 16 2022 from BiggerBooks for 13.91
  • Alphabetter Juice: Or, The Joy Of Text available on November 11 2015 from Indigo for 17.0
  • ISBN bar code 9780374533373 ξ1 registered September 16 2022
  • ISBN bar code 9780374533373 ξ2 registered July 15 2015
  • Product category is Book

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  • # 978037453337

His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, full bodied, and out to please discriminating palates coarse and fine. In 2008, he celebrated the gists, tangs, and energies of letters and their combinations in Alphabet Juice, to wide acclaim. Now, Alphabetter Juice. Which is better.This book is for anyone-novice wordsmith, sensuous reader, or career grammarian-who loves to get physical with words. What is the universal sign of disgust, ew, doing in beautiful and cutie? Why is toadless, but not frogless, in the Oxford English Dictionary? How can the U. S. Supreme Court find relevance in gollywoddles? Might there be scientific evidence for the sonicky value of hunch? And why would someone not bother to spell correctly the very word he is trying to define on into how locutions evolve, and work, or fail, Blount draws upon everything from The Tempest to The Wire. He takes us to Iceland, for salmon-watching with a girl gillie, and to Georgian England, where a distinguished etymologist bites off more of a giantess than he can chew. Jimmy Stewart appears, in connection with kludge and the bombing of Switzerland. Litigation over supercalifragilisticexpialidocious leads to a vintage werewolf movie; news of possum-tossing, to metanarrative.As Michael Dirda wrote in The Washington Post Book World, The immensely likeable Blount clearly possesses what was called in the Italian Renaissance ''sprezzatura,'' that rare and enviable ability to do even the most difficult things without breaking a sweat. Alphabetter Juice is brimming with sprezzatura. Have a taste.

    ^ Alphabetter Juice : Or, The Joy Of Text BiggerBooks. (revised Sep 2022)
    ^ Alphabetter Juice: Or, The Joy Of Text Indigo. (revised Nov 2015)

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