Wordapodia: Volume One

An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words

by Matthew J. Goldberg



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/2/2010

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Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781450222747
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Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 344
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Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781450222754

About the Book

Humorist and wordsmith extraordinaire Matthew Goldberg shares over two hundred and fifty fake words for others to learn and use as they attempt to heal themselves from carpool tunnel syndrome, battle strange hankerings for good old-fashioned Talibanjo music, and watch helplessly as their dogs conk out from barkolepsy.

Goldberg was unintentionally born into a family that has always used words creatively and he relies on his internal artistic fire to share both one-word and multiple-word entries, called wordapods. While introducing such words and phrases as boredello, anthropomurphic, and hit-and-shun accident, Goldberg includes definitions, sample sentences, ways to master the word, and trivia that will both entertain and inform. Goldberg interviews dozens of fascinating characters that help define the words including Vegestarian Mars Greenman, Pastafari Scholar Tosh Kingsmon, and baseball fan and original boob bird Clara Heatley.

Meant for the creative word enthusiast, the budding semantician, and for anyone with a good sense of humor, Wordapodia: Volume One provides a unique compilation of new words, fun facts, and observations. So, hold your breath, grab on to your caribooster seat, and get ready for a wild ride through one man’s imagination.

About the Author

Matthew Goldberg is an award-winning public speaker known for his unique humor. He is author of the unintended cult classics So So Wisdom and Mixed Emotions and writes a popular online column, The Tip of the Goldberg. He resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with his wife and son.