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Word Nerd

More than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words

Word Nerd by Barbara Kipfer
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Are You a Word Nerd?Did you know...--Only a human (not an animal or thing) is “able” to do something --The five on dice is called cinque--“K” for strike-out in baseball comes from the last letter of “struck”--To skice is to frisk about like squirrels in springFor word lovers everywhere, Word Nerd is a rich—and fun—compendium of more than 17,000 fascinating facts about words. Bestselling author Barbara Anne Kipfer has spent years compiling little known tidbits about common—and not so common—words in the English language.Filled with interesting information about words, sure to amaze and spark conversation, this incredible collection is perfect for the word nerd in each of us.
Sourcebooks, Inc.; June 2007
500 pages; ISBN 9781402248467
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Title: Word Nerd
Author: Barbara Kipfer