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Alphabet Juice

The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof : Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures,tonics, and Essences : With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory
Blount, Roy (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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After 40 years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, Blount still can't get over his ABCs. In this book, he celebrates the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies of letters and their combinations.
Authors: Blount, Roy
Statement of Responsibility: Roy Blount, Jr
Title: Alphabet juice
the energies, gists, and spirits of letters, words, and combinations thereof : their roots, bones, innards, piths, pips, and secret parts, tinctures,tonics, and essences : with examples of their usage foul and savory
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 364 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes: "Sarah Crichton Books."
Summary: After 40 years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, Blount still can't get over his ABCs. In this book, he celebrates the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies of letters and their combinations.
Subject Headings: Vocabulary Humor English language Dictionaries Humor
Topical Term: Vocabulary
English language
LCCN: 2008008918
ISBN: 9780374103699
0374103690
Branch Call Number: 817 Blount
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Dec 02, 2011
  • oplrocks rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

From Roy Blount Jr. who is on NPR's delightful program "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me".

Nov 15, 2011
  • VesperWinchester rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is delicious, fun, and informative! Did you know that the Greek word for 'camel' was 'struthiokamelos' - literally 'sparrow-camel?'

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