My First Dictionary: Corrupting Young Minds One Word at a Time

Author(s): Ross Horsley


Hello, boys and girls, and welcome to the wonderful world of words! You've learned the basics--from "apple" to "zebra"--but what about all those mysterious new terms you've heard the grown-ups whispering when you were supposed to be tucked up snugly in bed? What makes Mommy so "bitter"? Where does Daddy "conceal" the door to his secret S&M dungeon? And why is everyone laughing about Grandma's latest "delusion"? "My First Dictionary" answers these questions, and includes many other useful definitions, such as: A "burden" is a source of worry or stress. Old people are usually "burdens." Father is "nostalgic." He is remembering the happier times before you were born. A "puppy" is a young dog. Connie gets a puppy every time she agrees not to tell. Daddy calls them hush "puppies." A "zigzag" is a jagged line. We can tell that Mother has been drinking when she drives in a "zigzag" pattern. Carry a copy of "My First Dictionary" in your schoolbag and you'll never be at a loss for words again!


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Ross Horsley is the creator of the satirical blog “My First Dictionary” and a librarian who lives in Leeds, England.

General Fields

  • : 9780062000019
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : It Books
  • : February 2011
  • : 181mm X 127mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ross Horsley
  • : Paperback
  • : 3-Nov
  • : 818.607
  • : 120
  • : Illustrations