Semantricks

by Lewis M. Gediman (Author), Nino DeNicola (Author), Paul Gediman (Author), Michael B. Laudor (Author)

At last, a book for the American Idle. Here is a punny new dictionary of inventive definitions of real words.

Acrimony: Spousal support payments following bitter divorce
Friction: Novel that rubs you the wrong way
Negligence: Woman's forgotten dressing gown
Zinfandel: Heathen wine

Ranging from the merely fetched (Spaniel: Iberian canine) to the far-fetched (Buccaneer: Piracy in corn pricing) to the neurologically suspect (Giraffe: Very tall spotted decanter), Semantricks will surprise, delight, and even stump the most word-wary pundits. Suffix it to say, you'll never look at diphthong the same way again.

Book Details

Publication Date
June 23, 2008
Publisher
Page count
144
ISBN
9781429981729
Paper ISBN
9780312377823
File size
2 MB