Can words take a selfie? You bet they can!
This book serves up a smorgasbord of fun, thought-provoking "selfie-isms"--words, phrases, and snippets of conversation that point to themselves in an ironic or comical way, just as we do with a camera when taking a selfie. Packed with witty, whimsical wordplay, Selfie-isms: When Words Take a Selfie is sure to delight casual readers and wordsmiths alike. The book showcases 101 selfie-isms in bite-size portions, so you can enjoy a few any time you want a quick brain tease or humor break. When you've read a few, you'll want more!
Limited edition autographed by author
This autographed first-edition digital version is available for a limited time! In this edition, the author's autograph appears at the end of the "About the Author" page.
What's a selfie-ism?
A selfie-ism is a word, phrase, etc., that refers to itself, usually in a way that makes you laugh. Words are funny creatures. A word can describe itself, and sometimes a word is what it describes. The word "ostentatious," for example, refers to something showy or pretentious, something meant to draw attention. But it's a pretty pretentious word and seems tailor-made to draw attention. "Ostentatious" is a very ostentatious word! It points to itself; it's a selfie-ism. Here's an interesting twist: a phrase can do the opposite of its meaning. That's an inverse selfie-ism. For instance, imagine someone shouting, "I am NOT SHOUTING!" Those are two brief examples. Have a peek inside the book for more!
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About the Author
Scudder Meier is an author, entrepreneur, and neologist (a person who makes up words). Scudder has always been fascinated by words--their origin, composition, and usage. For many years, he kept a log of words and phrases that point to themselves. After a successful career in IT, Scudder decided to turn to writing and now shares his accumulated list with you in Selfie-isms: When Words Take a Selfie. A native of the USA, Scudder now makes his home in Florida and London, where he can spend time with his delightful three-legged cat, Sapphire.