Unlike a dictionary, Words Wacky, Wayward & Weird gives examples of the way words have been used and by whom. This 1000-page collection comprises quotations from literature, both fictional and technical, as well as from newspapers, magazines and letters of the famous and infamous. With around 17,000 key words, having at least one context quotation and often more, the book provides you with an exciting opportunity to expand your verbal skills and enjoy a critical look at mainly current English.
Words Wacky, Wayward & Weird can now be purchased as an Amazon eBook for Kindle at only $9.99. See the first 85 pages of this fascinating word compilation.
“I was intrigued … to come across the compiler of this collection, an octogenarian who has invested over half a century of his leisure time in the recording of word usages, … During a lifetime spent in the study and dissemination of the science of Linguistics, I have rarely encountered such dedication to the recording of word applications as shown by this collector. I found many examples of the unusual and the occasional rara avis which should interest crossword, and other word game enthusiasts and wordsmiths …. I have to admit that I had not previously encountered many of these words. I can also see the book’s benefit for … vocabulary enhancement.”
Edward Levenston BA, PhD, Professor of Linguistics (ret.)