The Word Project: Odd & Obscure Words- Illustrated

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A compendium of over 100 odd & obscure words illustrated in P. M. Law's distinctive bricolage "paper-dolls" style. Employing visual puns, verbal puns, mythological references and a quirky, smart, sense of humor, Ms. Law explores and illuminates the fringes and snickleways of the English language. Is it a dictionary, an art book, a language book or a reference book? Yes. "Polly M. Law has set such a stunning standard for mixing beauty and language that other dictionaries are now doorstops. What I wouldn't give to see illustrations like these in an unabridged edition!" - Grant Barrett, author & host of NPR's "A Way With Words" "Polly M. Law has taken a gallimaufry of unusual words and brought them cleverly, amusingly, charmingly to life with her pulchritudinous artwork. A simple idea beautifully realized." -Patrick Merrell, artist/author of "Bird Brainteasers"

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Polly M. Law is a bricoleur, mythologeinist, artist and designer with abiding interests in language, NE-native plant gardening, tea and double-acrostics. Ms. Law is a koumpounomaniac and lives- and is always on the lookout for great buttons- in the Mid-Hudson valley of New York.

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