FromGeronimo!togesundheittohaminahaminatoholymackerel, and fromabracadabratozoinks, Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before. Often thought of as unnecessary verbal fringe or simply linguistic decoration, interjections (ahem,howdy,mammamia,pshaw,tally-ho,whoop-de-do) may well be the most overlooked part of speech in the English language.ZOUNDS! A Browser's Dictionary of Interjectionsfocuses the spotlight on this most deserving (and sometimes most demented) grammatical group. A light-hearted look at more than 500 interjections,ZOUNDS!explores the origins of these essential words and highlights the contributions of these previously unheralded parts of speech. Perfect for both word lovers and the casual reader,ZOUNDS!brings together the linguistic talents of Mark Dunn, author of the award-winning novelElla Minnow Pea, and the graphic hilarity of Sergio Aragonés, the legendary cartoonist and contributor to Mad Magazine, for a delightful romp through grammar, culture, and the English language. Famous interjections include: "Eureka!" -Archimedes "Badabing-badaboom" -Tony Soprano "Stuff and nonsense!" -Alice,Alice in Wonderland "Bah! Humbug!" -Scrooge "Fiddle-dee-dee !" -Scarlett O'Hara "Leapin' lizards!" -Little Orphan Annie "Nanoo, nanoo" -Mork, from "Mork & Mindy" "Dyn-O-Mite!" -Jimmie Walker, "Good Times" "Bully!" -President Theodore RooseveltDunn, Mark is the author of 'Zounds! A Browser's Dictionary Of Interjections', published 2005 under ISBN 9780312330804 and ISBN 0312330804.