The Insomniacs Dictionary

The Insomniacs Dictionary

Verbal Diversions for Restless Days and Sleepless Nights

Book - 1986
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, 1986
ISBN: 9780816013647
Call Number: 428.1 H369i
Characteristics: xiv, 159 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Herder, Joan Leigh


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

laustcawz Nov 15, 2012

Strictly for the word-obsessed. Includes THE longest word in the English language, which comes in at 1,185 letters (it means "tobacco mosaic virus, Dahlemense strain", whatever the f*** that is). I've tried many times to pronounce this word. Never even came close to managing it. It's just too long. I have managed to pronounce (& try to even work into conversations) some of the other much less formidable long words in the "sesquipedalian" section of the book, such as "floccinaucinihilipilification", which means "the act of estimating as worthless", a description I certainly wouldn't apply to this book.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SFPL

To Top