With Phil Couisneau.
Have you ever called someone a "bedswerver", and is it a compliment or an insult? What's the history of the surprisingly durable word "bummer?" How is the word "bamboozle" related to swimming lessons in Asia? And that's only in the "Bs" in this engrossing and endearing book by Phil Cousineau, a writer, a storyteller and a word lover. Cousineau examines the often rakish history and shifting meanings of common and not-so-common English words. Do you noctambulate? At lunchtime, do you suffer from arachibutyrophobia? Find out why this useful book is not to be looked upon with floccinaucinihilipilification!
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Added by Pamela Troy on May 10, 2010