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The Word I'm Thinking Of: A Devilish Dictionary of Difficult Words | [Michael Gates]

The Word I'm Thinking Of: A Devilish Dictionary of Difficult Words

Absquatulate. Flumadiddle. Gongoozler. Squintifego. If you love words, you know the strange byways of memory or reverie that stumbling across a certain word or phrase will take you down. Chances are, you have never encountered words as unusual as those collected in this audiobook. You'll find definitions and parts of speech for each entry. And for each word, the author has also included a quotation to show how the word can be used in context. Amaze your friends with your selcouth vocabulary and indulge your inner logophile!
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Absquatulate. Flumadiddle. Gongoozler. Squintifego. If you love words, you know the strange byways of memory or reverie that stumbling across a certain word or phrase will take you down, especially if it's one you're discovering and finding the meaning of for the first time. Chances are, you have never encountered words as unusual as those collected in this audiobook.

You'll find definitions and parts of speech for each entry. And for each word, the author has also included a quotation to show how the word can be used in context. His hope is that this book will spark interest in these ostrobogulous words and that you will use them in your daily conversations - perhaps as a humorous social-science experiment to see what kinds of reactions you receive. Amaze your friends with your selcouth vocabulary and indulge your inner logophile!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Michael Gates (P)2013 Michael Gates

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    Rachel 07-26-14
    Rachel 07-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Incredibly witty & humorous way to learn new words"
    Would you listen to The Word I'm Thinking Of again? Why?

    Yes. It will take a couple runs through to really master the words, but that wouldn't be a problem because I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator and short examples he used to describe the words; it was a pure stroke of genius.


    What other book might you compare The Word I'm Thinking Of to and why?

    I wish I could find other books like this, but I haven't been able to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part in the book where he gives an example of the word ackamarackus, "of course i would never engage in such balderdash except when I have to conduct personal business that involves writing to some bureaucratic entity, then I turn on the ackamarackus faucet. I start my email with a salutation like 'Dear blank officer (no matter how lowly the recipient) and then compose my request or inquiry using diction and sentence structure of a honey tongued aristocrat 'may I inquiry', 'would it be acceptable', 'may I be so bold as to', 'naturally you may wonder', 'perhaps you would consider' etc. They seem to lap it up.

    It made me laugh so much I love it!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the stories that words tell


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book would recommend it to anyone who is concerned with enhancing their vocabulary.

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