Author: Mitchell Symons
Price: £7.99Buy from Amazon
Publication date: 13 April 2017
About the book:
Did you know that 'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? Or that 'Stewardesses' is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies aren't flies, they're beetles?
From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers and much, much more, The Wonderful World of Words is bursting with truly oddball facts about words and language – and will have you hooked from the very first page.
An essential guide for anyone interested in a humorous look at the world of language.
''Thoroughly diverting... enough wordy wisdom to keep the Christmas television at bay and sufficient "did you knows" to entertain the visiting hordes' — The Field
'What fascinating fun... a sheer joy' — Yorkshire Gazette and Herald