Foyle's Further Philavery: a Cornucopia of Lexical Delights Hardcover – 26 Sep 2008
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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.
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.