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That Should Be a Word : A Language Lover's Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World
by Lizzie Skurnick and Janne Iivonen


Overview - Finally there's a word for it: Fidgital --excessively checking one's devices. Martyrmony --staying married out of duty. Author of the highly popular "That Should Be a Word" feature in the New York Times Magazine , Lizzie Skurnick delights word lovers with razor-sharp social commentary delivered via clever neologisms.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Finally there's a word for it: Fidgital--excessively checking one's devices. Martyrmony--staying married out of duty. Author of the highly popular "That Should Be a Word" feature in the New York Times Magazine, Lizzie Skurnick delights word lovers with razor-sharp social commentary delivered via clever neologisms. That Should Be a Word is a compendium of 244 of Skurnick's wittiest wordplays--more than half of them new--arranged in ingenious diagrams detailing their interrelationships.

Complete with definitions, pronunciations, usage examples, and illustrations, That Should Be a Word features words on our obsession with food: carbiter--one who asserts that someone else cannot be hungry. On social media, like twiticule--to mock someone in 140 characters. On the modern family, like brattle--to discuss one's children at great length, which leads to words like spamily--Facebook or Twitter updates about kids--and spawntourage--a group of approaching strollers.

From highlighting the profound financial anxiety of a post-recession society (bangst) to mocking the hyper-vain celebrity circle that abstains from anything of import (celebracy), That Should Be a Word delves deep into all the most humorous, and maddening, aspects of life in the 21st century.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761182689
  • ISBN-10: 0761182683
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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