Jane Solomon will be at The Book Cellar to talk about her book The Dictionary of Difficult Words and will be in-conversation with Rachel Hinton.
About Jane Solomon:
Jane Solomon is a lexicographer based in Oakland, California. She spends her days writing definitions and working on various projects for Dictionary.com. She's a member of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the group that decides what new emoji pop up on our devices. Jane has a twin sister who is also a lexicographer. Her debut book, The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits!, releases on April 30th, 2019.
About The Dictionary of Difficult Words:
What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates...?
Find out all this and more in the Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to amaze, confuse, and inspire budding wordsmiths (and adults). All of the words featured in this book are difficult to spell, hard to say, and their meanings are obscure to most children (and most adults)! Written with simple, easy-to-understand definitions by lexicographer Jane Solomon, this dictionary celebrates the beauty of the English language for family trivia time spent around the printed page.