Wordapodia: Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words [NOOK Book]

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Humorist and wordsmith extraordinaire Matthew Goldberg shares over two hundred and fifty fake words for others to learn and use as they attempt to heal themselves from carpool tunnel syndrome, battle strange hankerings for good old-fashioned Talibanjo music, and watch helplessly as their dogs conk out from barkolepsy.

Goldberg was unintentionally born into a family that has always used words creatively and he relies on his internal artistic fire to share both one-word and ...

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Wordapodia: Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words

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Overview

Humorist and wordsmith extraordinaire Matthew Goldberg shares over two hundred and fifty fake words for others to learn and use as they attempt to heal themselves from carpool tunnel syndrome, battle strange hankerings for good old-fashioned Talibanjo music, and watch helplessly as their dogs conk out from barkolepsy.

Goldberg was unintentionally born into a family that has always used words creatively and he relies on his internal artistic fire to share both one-word and multiple-word entries, called wordapods. While introducing such words and phrases as boredello, anthropomurphic, and hit-and-shun accident, Goldberg includes definitions, sample sentences, ways to master the word, and trivia that will both entertain and inform. Goldberg interviews dozens of fascinating characters that help define the words including Vegestarian Mars Greenman, Pastafari Scholar Tosh Kingsmon, and baseball fan and original boob bird Clara Heatley.

Meant for the creative word enthusiast, the budding semantician, and for anyone with a good sense of humor, Wordapodia: Volume One provides a unique compilation of new words, fun facts, and observations. So, hold your breath, grab on to your caribooster seat, and get ready for a wild ride through one man's imagination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450222747
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/2/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 710 KB

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    A Great Treat for Word and Humor Lovers

    I have seen the author speak on a few occasions, but had never read any of his previous (or subsequent) works.

    As a speaker, he's dynamic, witty and very funny, and I was hoping to find the same inspiration from his writing.

    What can I say? If you like word play, you will love this book. And the humor and insight does not stop there.

    I became addicted to this decidedly quirky book, and encourage all of you to give this a try. If you do, you will never see many things, including our own language, exactly the same way afterward.

    There are tons of new (fake) words in Wordapodia that you will find yourself using in day-to-day life, and the fun just begins there.

    Top Ten-style lists, interviews with "real fake people" and other hilarious surprises await you!

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