The Book of Word Records: A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language [NOOK Book]

Overview

From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words!

Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word?

With The Book of Word Records, you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used...

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The Book of Word Records: A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language

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Overview

From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words!

Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word?

With The Book of Word Records, you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world's most noteworthy expressions and fascinating details on how they stack up against the competition. You'll also learn how to step up your vocabulary with pronunciations, definitions, and sample sentences for each award-winning word.

Whether you're a Scrabble champ looking to get a high score or just want to impress those around you, The Book of Word Records is sure to surprise even the most skilled wordsmith with its one-of-a-kind superlative lists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440563317
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Asher Cantrell writes on his blog weirdshitblog.com and is a regular contributor to Cracked and Mental Floss. He has also written for Film School Rejects and the Playboy blog The Smoking Jacket. His articles have been shared and tweeted by the likes of Roger Ebert and lead singer of Fall Out Boy, Patrick Stump. Asher lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    This book is both highly entertaining and highly educational. F

    This book is both highly entertaining and highly educational. Factoids about words that I never knew where there to be known, with a healthy dosage of poop jokes. I highly recommend it. HIGHLY.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Click me

    Kiss your hand post this on three other books and find iphone 5 under pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    This probably wont be that long but.................................................

    4<br>years.<p>Thats how long its been.<p>How long Ive been in this world.<p>It has;<br>ups,<br>downs,<br>twists,<br>pain,<br>joy,<br>and so much more.<p>No matter how it hurts me I always come back.<p>Im trapped<br>under a spell<br>here forever it seems.<p>Yet I dont wish to leave.<p>Irl I am nobody<br>Irp I am nobody.<p>of course I wish to be someone but<br>here or there<br>I cant.<p>I hold hope<br>long after its use<br>I come back<br>and I remain.<p>But for what?<p>To be nothing?<p>To be no one?<p>To be seen but yet not seen?<p>Dont tap my X to soon<br>I will bulid somebody from nobody<br>givin time that is much<br>much too long.<p>I wait.<br>Seen but not seen.<p>I try to greet people<br>but they are too busy for me.<br>To them I am nothing<br>just pestering words.<p>Isolation<p>Here and there.<p>I hope for even the smallest chance<br>but never given one<br>never achiving one.<p>Wishes are trying.<br>I do try, and try<br>reaching for whats out of reach<br>never gained<br>never given.<p>Pain after pain I return<br>knowing whats coming<br>but unavoidable all the same.<p>An endless game of hide-&-seek<br>as the only darkness in the light.<p>The underdog<br>always the underdog<br>but oh I love to be, love to be the underdog<p>It just my luck to get the short end of it<br>of everything.<p>Hopeing is hopeless<br>but its all I can do?<p>Why return?<p>Always the same<br>never to change.<br>Hopeing against hope.<br>Seeking change and falling short.<br>Why remain?<p>I wonder what I lack.<p>Even the most newbish noobs get more attention the me.<br>I put myself out there...<p>So many fears<br>everything holding me back<br>yet giving me to chains to drop.<p>Dont let me be but just a speck on your windshield<br>I dont want much<br>just to truly be seen.<p>4 years and no friends to boast<br>none to fall back upon<br>just ma and my isolation.<p>Why do this when none will care<br>I need something to get off my chest<br>my life is kinnda boring<br>its something that I must confess.<p>For me as it will always be.<p>little else can be said<br>but that I have wasted so much here<br>and so much more will be wasted.<p>Nothing<p>No one<p>Nobody<p>one simple wish<br>one simple need<p>Forgive me if this comes off wrong.<br>It not a plea to anyone but my self<br>with hope I can stop this madness<br>leave this palce for good.<p>Hopes never done much for me but I will still hope.<br>Its all I got<br>well besides hopeless dreams.<p>Now that its been said<br>been written<br>I can leave for good.<br>A last goodbye to Scarlet Letter,<br> to Oliver Twist<br>and all the others.<p>Its nothing much.<p>What difference shall it make if I stay or go<br>no one will know.<br> The best I can hope for is a tiny bit of acknowledgement<br>a voice in someones head to say<br>'Somethings off<br>somthings different today'<p>No goodbyes to say<br>besides whod have come all this way?<br>I have nothig to catch the slightest of interest<br>long enough for me<br>yet still so very short.<p>I did this for myself<br>and even now I near the end<br>dare i hope for his to be the end of many more things?<p>I have me<br>my thoughts<br>my hope<br>that should be all I need.<p>I hope that soon real life will keep me away.<p>I have tried to stop<br>but hopeless it is<br>what goes out comes back in it seems.<p>This burden is off my chest. Here it shall remain so I carry it no longer.<p>4 years wasted in pursuit of hopeless.<br>At least a lesson has been learned.<p>Make not my own mistake.<p>- Zia, Twi

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    Posted August 3, 2014

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    Posted August 3, 2014

    Post it here umbreo

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