Word Nerd: More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words
Are You a Word Nerd? Did you know... --Only a human (not an animal or thing) is "able" to do something --The five on dice is called cinque --"K" for strike-out in baseball comes from the last letter of "struck" --To skice is to frisk about like squirrels in spring For word lovers everywhere, Word Nerd is a rich-and fun-compendium of more than 17,000 fascinating facts about words. Bestselling author Barbara Anne Kipfer has spent years compiling little known tidbits about common-and not so common-words in the English language. Filled with interesting information about words, sure to amaze and spark conversation, this incredible collection is perfect for the word nerd in each of us.