Words Fail Me

by Teresa Monachino

Words Fail Me

In this new book Teresa uses imaginative typography to highlight tricky words, illogical spellings, misleading pronunciation and other quirky characteristics of the English language


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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.

ISBN: 9781846975233

Publication date: 24/10/2019

Format: Hardback

Extent: 144

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Humour