Addictionary: Brave New Words

Addictionary: Brave New Words


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Addictionary: Brave New Words by Jim Banister, Robert Hanson

We all invent words and coin phrases; it’s how language evolves. Taken from the popular website by the same name, Addictionary: Brave New Words collects the best of these neologisms into this handy volume, organized into categories (including technology, politics, dating, sports, religion, and medicine) and cleverly illustrated throughout.

Everyone knows a “dumpegator,” a person who delegates huge tasks ten minutes before they are due; many have encountered people who suffer from “algoreaphobia,” an irrational fear of the former presidential candidate. A select few have reached “beervana,” the blissful state of oblivion brought on through copious consumption of malted hops; while others might be unrealistically proportioned, or “dolluptuous.”

A great gift for any wordsmith, Addictionary is on the cutting edge of the English language, staking claims on new linguistic territory with an arch blend of the sharply intellectual and the sublimely silly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810972698
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jim Banister, a veteran media industry executive, is the Chief  Creative Officer of SpectrumDNA, Inc., which runs the Addictionary  (, and the author of Word of Mouse: The New Age of Networked Media. He lives  in Park City, Utah.

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