The Gilded Tongue
I’ve mentioned before that since going to work for a large library system, I’ve pretty much stopped buying books, having as I do such a huge selection of books ever at hand, and like most library employees I make great use of my library card. But I have to confess that Rod L Evans’ The Gilded Tongue–Overly Eloquent Words For Everyday Things is a book I would dearly love to own. The rich purple velvet cover with the title and design embossed in thick gilding would look perfect on my eclectically filled bookshelf. And who wouldn’t want to own a volume featuring words such as jackanapes (a conceited or impudent person), monomochy (a duel) or whiffler (one who clears the way for a procession)? Highly Recommended.