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  • I have lists like that.

    February 18, 2010

  • And here's the definition from that very same book: "A gonomony is any strange object that is difficult to name, that is curiously unlike anything else, and that serves no useful purpose."

    I have days like that.

    February 18, 2010

  • Ooh! I actually *have* this fine book!!

    February 17, 2010

  • "For decades, New Yorker writer Alastair Reid has been collecting words, weird ones. In Ounce, Dice, Trice, the words play tricks on each other and on the reader. gongoozler, piddocks, mumruffin. Reid twists them into rhymes and draws odd connections between them in this book part dictionary, part gonomony receptacle...With black-and-white sketches by painter Ben Shahn, Ounce, Dice, Trice amounts to great fun for the average gongozzler (idle person) of any age." –The Bergen County Record

    February 17, 2010