Word Nerd: More than 17,000 Fascinating Facts about Words

Barbara Ann Kipfer

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Synopsis: 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.

About the Author: Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, The Flip Dictionary, The Order of Things, and several thesauri. She is the managing editor/chief lexicographer for Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. She lives in Connecticut.

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