The Completely Superior Person's Book of Words Hardcover – 1 Oct 2009
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'Will unquestionably establish you as the most interesting person at any dinner party' Daily Mail
About the Author
Peter Bowler has to his name several published books, most of which are, as the French say, introuvable, lending them an intrinsic attraction for those who cultivate the unattainable. He lives with his patient and beautiful wife Diana in an idyllic sub-tropical coastal town, and hopes one day to rule the world.
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Where listed words are 'real' words, I'm afraid Bowler's humour or should I say attempted humour intermingled with the definition is very poor indeed and strongly detracts from the book as a whole. There are many worthwhile 'unusual word' books out there, but this one is definitely a miss.
I would highly recommend Foyle's Philavery and Foyle's Further Philavery if unusual words are your bag.
It contains a host of words (and their meanings) which have fallen out of use but can easily be introduced into conversation.
The book is nicely written, easy to follow and the words are well chosen.
I have, however come to the conclusion that my using one or more words from this erudite selection would pass right over the heads of most people unnoticed and/or not understood, but with the smarter alecs prompt the riposte "he's read that Peter Bowler's book and is trying to be a clever devil!" Either way I would be ignored or mocked, so I am afraid that this book must remain in it's present position of convenience, for my amusement only during times of strain.
Nevertheless a jolly fine, amusing and interesting read in an arcane way.
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