500 Years of New Words takes you on an exciting journey through the English language from the days before Shakespeare to the first decade of the 21st century. All the main entries are arranged not alphabetically by in chronological order based on the earliest known year that each word was printed or written down.
Beginning with "America" in 1507 and spanning the centuries to "Marsiphobiphiliac" in 2004 (a person who would love to go to Mars but is afraid of being marooned there), this book can be opened at any page and the reader will discover a dazzling array of linguistic delights. In other words, this book is unputdownable (the main entry for 1947). If Shakespeare were alive today, he would buy this book.
About the author
Bill Sherk is one of Canada's leading authorities on old automobiles. He is a feature writer for Old Autos newspaper and the recipient of an "Outstanding" award from the Antique Automobile Club of America for his work as a Canadian automobile historian. In 23, Dundurn Press published his bestselling illustrated book, 6 Years Behind the Wheel: The Cars We Drove in Canada, 19-196.
Other titles by Bill Sherk
Bill Sherk Behind the Wheel 3-Book Bundle
60 Years Behind the Wheel / I'll Never Forget My First Car / Old Car Detective
Keep Up If You Can
Confessions of a High School Teacher
Old Car Detective
Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965
I'll Never Forget My First Car
Stories from Behind the Wheel
60 Years Behind the Wheel
The Cars We Drove in Canada, 1900-1960