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For my fellow Word Nerds, Norman is an old friend of mine. He asked me to write a review for him and I never got around to it (oops!) so perhaps I can make it up to him by posting it here.
Awarded "Best of 2011" in Arts & Letters by Kirkus Review!
This is NOT your parents’ vocabulary book.
The Word on Words uses interesting word origins and humor as memory devices for the reader to build a dynamic vocabulary with practical applications in education, business, law, and other fields.
The Word on Words is a new kind of vocabulary book, combining learning and entertainment like no text you’ve ever read. It defines 1,500 words in the context of fascinating essays about art, history, literature, pop culture, sports, and psychology. The book also emphasizes the playful aspects of language—hence its subtitle, The Play of Language. As my wife says, “You learn better if you have a smile on your face.”