Word Spy

Word Spy
Paul McFedries
Call Number
428.1 MAC

Do these sound familiar to you – Google dating, SOHO and himbo? What do these words mean? The trouble is, you cannot find them in the dictionary! However, you can find them in this book.

Word spy is a collection of new words that do not appear in general dictionaries but have a track record in the English language. The meanings of such words and their origins are also included in this book.

McFendries believes that language describes the world we live in, so new words are created to name and describe our new inventions, ideas and institutions, while new meanings are created for existing words to update our newly modified thing and actions.

Impress your friends with the cool words from this book!

Check if this title is available at Public Libraries via the online catalogue on the National Library Board’s website.

Recommended by Norlin Naim, NLB librarian.

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