[Groop] ZOUNDS! : A Browser's Dictionary of Interjections

Steve Hubbell usagigoya at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 9 16:11:38 PST 2005

ZOUNDS! : A Browser's Dictionary of Interjections
by Mark Dunn, Sergio Aragones

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0312330804

>From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel, and from 
abracadabra to zoinks, Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections 
like you've never seen them before.

Often thought of as unnecessary verbal fringe or simply linguistic 
decoration, interjections (ahem, howdy, mamma mia, pshaw, tally-ho, 
whoop-de-do) may well be the most overlooked part of speech in the English 
language. ZOUNDS! A Browser's Dictionary of Interjections focuses the 
spotlight on this most deserving (and sometimes most demented) grammatical 
group. A light-hearted look at more than 500 interjections, ZOUNDS! explores 
the origins of these essential words and highlights the contributions of 
these previously unheralded parts of speech.

Perfect for both word lovers and the casual reader, ZOUNDS! brings together 
the linguistic talents of Mark Dunn, author of the award-winning novel Ella 
Minnow Pea, and the graphic hilarity of Sergio Aragonés, the legendary 
cartoonist and contributor to Mad Magazine, for a delightful romp through 
grammar, culture, and the English language.

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