Mixtionary: Mixed-up modern words for the mixed-up modern world
Mia Christou, Scott Lobdell & John Nee
IDW Publishing, 2006 (2006)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
he authors offer us their dictionary of mixed-up words as '
A guide to communicating effectively in the modern world, in which new-fangled ideas and phenomena leave us at a loss for words
' - but not for long!
his little book is filled with made-up words and their definitions, categorized under headings from
. Shawn McManus's comic illustrations add both meaning and humor. While I found some of the constructs rather awkward - like
for breaking up with a poisonous partner - many fit the bill and are amusing as well. The best are almost self-explanatory, like
, kind of a
for IM'ers, would make a cute gift or stocking stuffer for any word lover on your holiday list.
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