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.
Alphabet Juice
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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0374103690
Branch Call Number: 817 Blount
Characteristics: 364 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 03, 2015

If you love words, this is one for you. It's funny and informative.

Oh, an earlier commenter mistyped: strouthokamelos is actually Greek for ostrich (see page 5).

Dec 02, 2011
  • McIndoo 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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