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The Foolish Dictionary

By Wurdz, Gideon

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Title: The Foolish Dictionary  
Author: Wurdz, Gideon
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: In this age of the arduous pursuit of peace, prosperity and pleasure, the smallest contribution to the gaiety, if not to the wisdom, of nations can scarcely be unwelcome. With this in mind, the author has prepared ?The Foolish Dictionary,? not in serious emulation of the worthier ? and wordier ? works of Webster and Worcester, but rather in the playful spirit of the parodist, who would gladly direct the faint rays from his flickering candle of fun to the shrine of their great memories. With half a million English words to choose from, modesty has been the watchword, and the author has confined himself to the treatment of only about half a thousand. How wise, flippant, sober or stupid, this treatment has been, it is for the reader alone to judge. However, if from epigram, derivative or pure absurdity, there be born a single laugh between the lids, the laborer will accredit himself worthy of his hire. In further explanation it should be said that some slight deference has been made to other wits, and the definitions include a few quotations from the great minds of the past and present. As for the rest, the jury will please acknowledge a plea of guilty from GIDEON WURDZ.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Foolish Dictionary, 1 -- Gideon Wurdz, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- A, 2 -- B, 4 -- C, 6 -- D, 9 -- E, 11 -- F, 12 -- G, 14 -- H, 15 -- I, 17 -- J, 18 -- K, 19 -- L, 19 -- M, 21 -- N, 22 -- O, 23 -- P, 24 -- Q, 26 -- R, 27 -- S, 28 -- T, 30 -- U V, 31 -- W, 31 -- X Y Z, 32

 

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