Astound your friends and befuddle your foes with this delicious lexicographical feast of rare and rediscovered words
In these pages you will discover words you never knew existed, and rediscover many that you had forgotten or had given up all hope of ever seeing again.
If the amoindering of our language by fifish chuffs leads you to fleer and the infandous overslipping of orthoepy makes you feel wamble, this is most certainly the book for you.
Prepare to fike, gane and gaure as Dr Johnson certiorates, carrying carotic catachresis to new heights, and providing all lovers of leguleian lexicographical detail with a rich feast of mullock, cultch and peltry.Author Profile
Dr Neil Johnson is the author of a considerable number of scientific articles which few have ever read and no-one remembers, around a dozen equally influential books on biomedical topics, and a series of books for children, The King and Wizard Stories
One time Reader in Neuropharmacology at the University of Lancaster, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Institute of Biology, the British Psychological Society and the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum, which means that he can not only read big words, but has figured out how to look as though he understands most of them.Reviews
Some words richly deserve to disappear from a language. Dr Johnson seems to know instinctively which they are.,If I were a word in hiding, I would just love to be rediscovered by Dr Johnson, and I'd joyfully accept whatever delicious new role he chose to give me!