Burgess Unabridged

Author: Gelett Burgess
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802718938
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The classic dictionary of invented words, coined by one of America's comic geniuses-the perfect book for language lovers everywhere. Gelett Burgess has been a revered figure over generations for anyone who loves wordplay. Probably best known today as the creator of the Goops and the famous Purple Cow verse, he was also the author of many books and a brilliant, iconoclastic American humorist who, when at a loss for words, made them up. Burgess Unabridged is the splendidly entertaining dictionary of linguistic inventions that Burgess originally published in 1914. Some of his coinages have since become playful parts of our language ("blurb," for one) while others were never picked up (such as "huzzlecoo"); but every one of them is as fresh, entertaining, and-yes-useful as when it first appeared. Reading Burgess is sheer delight: in addition to detailed definitions, he provides scintillating brief essays outlining the various usages of each word, and a clever eight-line poem displaying that word in action. Thus, every page brings entertainment and education in equal measure. This new edition offers the pleasures of the original typography and design along with the delightful artwork of Herb Roth, illuminating many of Burgess's creations. Like Ambrose Bierce's and Mark Twain's, Gelett Burgess's humor and mastery of the English language are timeless.
Burgess Unabridged
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Gelett Burgess
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

The classic dictionary of invented words, coined by one of America's comic geniuses-the perfect book for language lovers everywhere. Gelett Burgess has been a revered figure over generations for anyone who loves wordplay. Probably best known today as the creator of the Goops and the famous Purple Cow verse, he
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