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9781578660827

Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles & Oddities

Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles & Oddities
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  • ISBN-13: 9781578660827
  • ISBN: 1578660823
  • Publisher: BBS Publishing Corporation

AUTHOR

Salny, Abbie F.

SUMMARY

Shocking origins! Altered meanings! Wild abuses of language! Who knew English was so full of fascinating surprises? For word lovers, these quizzes and games by Mensa member extraordinaire Dr. Abbie Salny will be a pure delight...and illuminating, too. She delves into the sometimes-unexpected etymology of a variety of words and reveals how they came to have their present meanings, examines derivations, and analyzes the frequently misunderstood, mispronounced, and misused. Then, she gathers them all in to brain-teasing puzzles designed to test and improve the solver's vocabulary. For anyone seeking a bon mot or le mot juste, here's the place to find it!Salny, Abbie F. is the author of 'Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles & Oddities' with ISBN 9781578660827 and ISBN 1578660823.

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