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Words Fail Me
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ISBN:
9781846975233
Categories
Forthcoming Publications, Gifts, Humour
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
24 October 2019
Format
Hardback
Status
Not Yet Published
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
144
Illustrations
Colour throughout

Words Fail Me

by Teresa Monachino - Find out more about the author

In this new edition of the bestselling Words Fail Me, Teresa Monachino rounds up and breaks down a variety of unruly words: words lacking in integrity, misleading words that do not mean what they say, words that mean more than they say, words with inconsistent pronunciation or spellings that are just plain cruel!

Using striking and witty graphic design the author demands answers to such troublesome questions as, why is abbreviation such a long word, does monosyllabic really need five syllables and why is lisp so hard to say if you have one?

Born in England in 1968, Teresa Monachino is a graphic designer whose work touches many design disciplines from exhibition and branding to books, packaging and digital media. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art in London, graduating in 1990, and now runs her own independent studio.