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5.0 out of 5 stars A vade-mecum for logodaedali
You are lucky if you can rejoice in agerasia.

You are unlucky if you have experienced anaxiphilia.

You should beware of being aspectabund.

Perhaps you aestivate because you apricate.

Hopefully you are not an agelast.

You are rather odd if you expect apocolocynotosis before tomorrow.

You will need Foyle's...
Published on 1 Oct 2008 by Ralph Blumenau

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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit too much of a Scrabble list
I love unusual words, and this (and its predecessor Foyle's Philavery) is the kind of book I would expect to love. However it falls short of that for me. The main issue for me, although admittedly this second volume does not suffer quite so much in this way as the first does, is that I would like to see more words which you might have a finite chance of actually using in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit too much of a Scrabble list, 21 Aug 2011
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E. L. Wisty "World Domination League" (Devon, UK) - See all my reviews
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I love unusual words, and this (and its predecessor Foyle's Philavery) is the kind of book I would expect to love. However it falls short of that for me. The main issue for me, although admittedly this second volume does not suffer quite so much in this way as the first does, is that I would like to see more words which you might have a finite chance of actually using in a lifetime, rather than simply words you might only ever have a chance of using in a game of Scrabble. Examples: gue - a kind of viol formerly played in Shetland; tutty - crude zinc oxide.

Funnily enough, Foyle says in his introduction to the earlier book that his mother-in-law coined the word "philavery" whilst the two of them were playing Scrabble, which is perhaps a bit of a giveaway.

I far more enjoyed the witty Superior Person's Book of Words series of books to these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A vade-mecum for logodaedali, 1 Oct 2008
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Ralph Blumenau (London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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You are lucky if you can rejoice in agerasia.

You are unlucky if you have experienced anaxiphilia.

You should beware of being aspectabund.

Perhaps you aestivate because you apricate.

Hopefully you are not an agelast.

You are rather odd if you expect apocolocynotosis before tomorrow.

You will need Foyle's Further Philavery if the importance of these conditions escapes you. And these are just the conditions beginning with the letter A.

It was only last year that Christopher Foyle published his `Philavery' (see my review): 233 pages of unusual words; and this has been such a success (and he has worked so hard) that only a year later he has produced a further 209 pages of the same. And when you have worked your way through it, you may celebrate the author of this second delightful and beautifully produced book with something from a zythepsary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real discovery., 15 Nov 2011
This review is from: Foyle's Further Philavery (Hardcover)
Having already bought Foyles Philavery it seemed only right to buy his Further Philavery... For anybody who has a love of words these books are fun to read and very educational too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Word Searchers Paradise, 30 Aug 2010
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Fantastic - you can loose yourself in this book for ages. Time passes without realising! For those who love words this is a must!!
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