you flowing with the word current? How do you react when you come across a new
word? It sounds familiar but the affix it carries
unsettles you. It has taken a new form, thanks to the compound that has been
glued to it. You feel you know the meaning of the word, but still unsure to use
it yourself, you badly want to double-check its origin, meaning and usage. Some
words you feel are extremely informal and cannot be used unless your dictionary
approves of it. Sharing the enthusiasm and curiosity with innumerable
word mongers, this book takes a peek into words that have made their way to
existence. Not mere existence, but they thrive in the internet and media before
by popular academic consensus, they enter the red carpet of dictionaries.
you are in the pursuit to increase your wordbank or you are the kind who likes
to flaunt around ‘cool’ words or a novice to the world of internet lingo or an
expert who looks into how words metamorphose for survival, this book is
definitely for you!
years may be a short time as a practitioner of the English language, but my
interest in words and their indispensable proliferation goes way back to my
school days,” says Dr. Shoba K.N. who has a Ph. D. in English from the
University of Madras. She is also the proud recipient of the English Language
Teaching Research Partnership Award from the British Council, India for the
year 2013-14 and currently works on a Vocabulary Enhancement Project.