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About Jane Solomon
Jane Solomon is a lexicographer and emoji expert based in Oakland, California. She spends her days working on various projects related to words and emoji. She's currently the Senior Emoji Lexicographer at Emojipedia and on the Word Panel of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Jane was at Dictionary.com for seven years, and she's also worked for Macmillan, Oxford, Cambridge, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Thinkmap, and K Dictionaries. She's on the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the group that decides what new emoji will pop up on our devices.
Her first children's book *The Dictionary of Difficult Words* was published in spring 2019 with Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of Quarto Kids.
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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)! You can master them with the simple, easy-to-understand definitions and pronunciations written by lexicographer (yes, that's in there too!) Jane Solomon. Fun, colorful illustrations add whimsy to the pages.
Some jobbernowls say dictionaries are anachronistic, or even obsolete, but it's kenspeckle to real bibliophiles that those vociferous ninnyhammers are just metagrobolised by the plethora of portmanteaus, neologisms, and jargon they offer. Next time you find yourself wrangling with one of these ultracrepidarians, no need to imagineer a sockdolager: just show them this book.
This captivating dictionary celebrates the beauty of the English language for family trivia time spent around the printed page.