A weird and wonderful word and its meaning for every day of the year.
Who knew that to dringle is to 'waste time in a lazy lingering manner'? Or that a sudden happy ending could be termed a eucotastrophe? Looking for an alternative word to 'bullshit'? Then try taradiddle.
A WORD FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR is a fascinating collection of 366 words and their definitions, perfect for anyone who loves the richness of the English language, its diversity and wants to expand their vocabulary. Each day offers a rare and remarkable word with its history and definition and occasionally a challenge to include it in our lives.
Steven Poole is the author of the books Rethink, Unspeak, Trigger Happy, You Aren't What You Eat, Trigger Happy 2.0, and Who Touched Base In My Thought Shower and is a columnist, cultural critic, and broadcaster. He writes a language column in the Guardian and made a web-documentary series on Unspeak. He writes essays and reviews for the New Statesman, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and many other places.