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This book isn't without merit, but its close enough to mention its tedium. The 112 variations (over three pages!) of Muammar Kaddafi's name is at best superfluous.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | Dec 23, 2023 |
"Beaver" (n): the movable portion of a suit of armor that protects the mouth and chin.
-"At the costume party, I went as a knight, requiring me to lift up the beaver to be heard."

"Merkin" (n): a pubic wig for women, first used in the seventeenth century by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia.
-"Because Kate Winslet had less pubic hair than was required for her role in the film 'The Reader' (set in the `1950s), she wore a merkin."

"Vivisepulture" (n): the act or practice of burying someone alive.
-"So common was the fear of accidental vivisepuldure in the nineteenth century that some Victorians formed an organization called the Society for the Prevention of People Being Buried Alive."

"Defenestrate" (v): to throw out a window.
-"The teacher was relieved that the window from which the students defenestrated him was on the first floor."

"Crapulous" (adj): (i) relating to regularly overindulging in the drinking of alcohol; (ii) suffering from or due to excessive drinking or eating.
-"The drunkard's ill health was due to his crapulous lifestyle."

"Ergophobia" (n): a morbid fear of or aversion to work.
-"Because Stephenie did everything she could to avoid getting a job, she was thought by some to suffer from ergophobia."

"Taphephobia" (n): a morbid fear of being buried alive.
-"In Poe's short story 'The Premature Burial", the first person anonymous narrative has taphephobia because of his catalepsy, a condition unpredictably causing him to appear dead."

"Spoom" (n): a frothy, light type of sherbert, mixed after freezing with uncooked meringue.
-"Like sorbet, spoom is made from fruit juice, wine, sherry, or port and served in a tall glass."

"Deeley Bopper" (n): a hair band with two glitter balls or furry ears perched on a springy antennae or 'antlers."
-"Deeley Boppers, which are said to have originated from John Belushi's 'Killer Bees' skit on Saturday Night Live, gained their trademark name in 1982."

"Catachresis" (n): strained, paradoxical, or incorrect use of a word, either in error (as when infer is used to imply) or by intention (as when an author intentionally uses a mixed metaphor).
-"When Barbara said that John's words 'inferred a belief' in her guilt, she noticed the catachresis and wished that she had said 'implied a belief'"
… (mais)
 
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ThothJ | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 3, 2015 |
"Beaver" (n): the movable portion of a suit of armor that protects the mouth and chin.
-"At the costume party, I went as a knight, requiring me to lift up the beaver to be heard."

"Merkin" (n): a pubic wig for women, first used in the seventeenth century by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia.
-"Because Kate Winslet had less pubic hair than was required for her role in the film 'The Reader' (set in the `1950s), she wore a merkin."

"Vivisepulture" (n): the act or practice of burying someone alive.
-"So common was the fear of accidental vivisepuldure in the nineteenth century that some Victorians formed an organization called the Society for the Prevention of People Being Buried Alive."

"Defenestrate" (v): to throw out a window.
-"The teacher was relieved that the window from which the students defenestrated him was on the first floor."

"Crapulous" (adj): (i) relating to regularly overindulging in the drinking of alcohol; (ii) suffering from or due to excessive drinking or eating.
-"The drunkard's ill health was due to his crapulous lifestyle."

"Ergophobia" (n): a morbid fear of or aversion to work.
-"Because Stephenie did everything she could to avoid getting a job, she was thought by some to suffer from ergophobia."

"Taphephobia" (n): a morbid fear of being buried alive.
-"In Poe's short story 'The Premature Burial", the first person anonymous narrative has taphephobia because of his catalepsy, a condition unpredictably causing him to appear dead."

"Spoom" (n): a frothy, light type of sherbert, mixed after freezing with uncooked meringue.
-"Like sorbet, spoom is made from fruit juice, wine, sherry, or port and served in a tall glass."

"Deeley Bopper" (n): a hair band with two glitter balls or furry ears perched on a springy antennae or 'antlers."
-"Deeley Boppers, which are said to have originated from John Belushi's 'Killer Bees' skit on Saturday Night Live, gained their trademark name in 1982."

"Catachresis" (n): strained, paradoxical, or incorrect use of a word, either in error (as when infer is used to imply) or by intention (as when an author intentionally uses a mixed metaphor).
-"When Barbara said that John's words 'inferred a belief' in her guilt, she noticed the catachresis and wished that she had said 'implied a belief'"
… (mais)
 
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ThothJ | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 3, 2015 |
"Beaver" (n): the movable portion of a suit of armor that protects the mouth and chin.
-"At the costume party, I went as a knight, requiring me to lift up the beaver to be heard."

"Merkin" (n): a pubic wig for women, first used in the seventeenth century by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia.
-"Because Kate Winslet had less pubic hair than was required for her role in the film 'The Reader' (set in the `1950s), she wore a merkin."

"Vivisepulture" (n): the act or practice of burying someone alive.
-"So common was the fear of accidental vivisepuldure in the nineteenth century that some Victorians formed an organization called the Society for the Prevention of People Being Buried Alive."

"Defenestrate" (v): to throw out a window.
-"The teacher was relieved that the window from which the students defenestrated him was on the first floor."

"Crapulous" (adj): (i) relating to regularly overindulging in the drinking of alcohol; (ii) suffering from or due to excessive drinking or eating.
-"The drunkard's ill health was due to his crapulous lifestyle."

"Ergophobia" (n): a morbid fear of or aversion to work.
-"Because Stephenie did everything she could to avoid getting a job, she was thought by some to suffer from ergophobia."

"Taphephobia" (n): a morbid fear of being buried alive.
-"In Poe's short story 'The Premature Burial", the first person anonymous narrative has taphephobia because of his catalepsy, a condition unpredictably causing him to appear dead."

"Spoom" (n): a frothy, light type of sherbert, mixed after freezing with uncooked meringue.
-"Like sorbet, spoom is made from fruit juice, wine, sherry, or port and served in a tall glass."

"Deeley Bopper" (n): a hair band with two glitter balls or furry ears perched on a springy antennae or 'antlers."
-"Deeley Boppers, which are said to have originated from John Belushi's 'Killer Bees' skit on Saturday Night Live, gained their trademark name in 1982."

"Catachresis" (n): strained, paradoxical, or incorrect use of a word, either in error (as when infer is used to imply) or by intention (as when an author intentionally uses a mixed metaphor).
-"When Barbara said that John's words 'inferred a belief' in her guilt, she noticed the catachresis and wished that she had said 'implied a belief'"
… (mais)
 
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ThothJ | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 3, 2015 |

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