Finally there s a word for it: Fidgital excessively checking one s devices. Martyrmony staying married out of duty. Author of the highly popular That Should Be a Word feature in the New York Times Magazine, Lizzie Skurnick delights word lovers with razor-sharp social commentary delivered via clever neologisms. That Should Be a Word is a compendium of 244 of Skurnick s wittiest wordplays more than half of them new arranged in ingenious diagrams detailing their interrelationships.
Complete with definitions, pronunciations, usage examples, and illustrations, That Should Be a Wordfeatures words on our obsession with food: carbiter one who asserts that someone else cannot be hungry. On social media, like twiticule to mock someone in 140 characters. On the modern family, like brattle to discuss one s children at great length, which leads to words like spamily Facebook or Twitter updates about kids and spawntourage a group of approaching strollers.
From highlighting the profound financial anxiety of a post-recession society (bangst) to mocking the hyper-vain celebrity circle that abstains from anything of import (celebracy), That Should Be a Word delves deep into all the most humorous, and maddening, aspects of life in the 21st century."e;
That Should Be a Word
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