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Gallimaufry: A hodgepodge of our vanishing vocabulary Hardcover – 14 Sep 2006

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (14 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198610629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198610625
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.8 x 13.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Michael Quinion, word scholar par excellence, provides an entertaining and informative look at many wonderful words and phrases that have mostly gone by the boards."--Daniel Boice, Catholic Library World

About the Author

Michael Quinion is a professional writer who has written widely on the English language. He was a co-author of the second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of New Words and the author of Ologies and Isms. He also manages and writes for his own web site World Wide Words, launched in 1997.


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