Easily accessible -- Mail on Sunday, 1st August 2004
Every page of this book is a sheer delight. -- Catholic Herald, 16th July, 2004
This is a marvellous and original book, erudition without tears. -- The Spectator, 31 July 3005
About the Author
Michael Quinion has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of New Words (2nd edition), edited the weekly Daily Telegraph new words column, and is author of a dictionary of affixes, Ologies and Isms (OUP). Since 1996 he has produced the weekly e-newsletter World Wide Words, which has an associated website. He lives in Bristol.