An Exaltation Of Larks

Author: James Lipton
Editor: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140170962
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A delightfully unexpected, lovingly curated ode to the unique collective nouns that adorn our language, from “a leap of leopards” to “a murder of crows” and beyond, from the inimitable voice behind Inside the Actors Studio “I am madly in love with collective nouns! They make language so colorful and ticklish. . . . [An Exaltation of Larks] possess[es] an embarrassment of riches (wink wink!).” —Lupita Nyong’o, The New York Times For those who have wondered if the familiar “pride of lions” and “gaggle of geese” were merely the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided a definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, often poetic terms he has unearthed and collected into one exhaustive volume. Over years of painstaking research, he embarked on an odyssey that has given us a “slouch of models,” a “shrivel of critics,” an “unction of undertakers,” a “blur of Impressionists,” a “score of bachelors,” a “pocket of quarterbacks,” and many more. Witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt, An Exaltation of Larks is a brilliant compendium of more than 1,100 resurrected or newly minted contributions to that ever-evolving species, the English language.
An Exaltation of Larks
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: James Lipton
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-11-01 - Publisher: Penguin Books

A delightfully unexpected, lovingly curated ode to the unique collective nouns that adorn our language, from “a leap of leopards” to “a murder of crows” and beyond, from the inimitable voice behind Inside the Actors Studio “I am madly in love with collective nouns! They make language so colorful and
An Exaltation of Larks
Language: en
Pages: 497
Authors: Suanne Laqueur
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-05 - Publisher: Cathedral Rock Press

"We're so alike, you and I. It's no wonder we kept finding each other." September 11, 1973: Eleven-year-old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood. Arriving alone in America, he’s taken in by the Larks: a
An Exaltation of Larks
Language: en
Pages: 137
Authors: James Lipton
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher: Penguin Group

A collection of "terms of venery," collective nouns. The origin of some of the terms is explained, and more than 250 of the terms are illustrated with engravings by Dürer and Grandville and others.
An Exaltation of Larks
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: James Lipton
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher:

A collection of "terms of venery," collective nouns. The origin of some of the terms is explained, and more than 250 of the terms are illustrated with engravings by Dürer and Grandville and others.
An Exaltation of Larks
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: James Lipton
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Viking Adult

This edition of a humorous 1978 thesaurus of collective nouns has been expanded to include more than one thousand nouns and phrases