To Do Wednesday: Clusterfete With Liesl Schillinger

wordbirdsMedia-savvy New Yorkers will find themselves all over the pages of Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century, written by cultural critic Liesl Schillinger, based on her popular neologism Tumblr, with illustrations by Elizabeth Zechel. The 200 mostly new examples range from “coople” to “canapig.” Ms. Schillinger highlighted a few favorites for The Observer: “cancellelation,” the first Wordbird, “polterguy,” “impedimentor” and “droidian slip” (“when, for example, you try to turn on the TV with your cell phone or to enlarge a picture on a magazine with your fingers, forgetting it’s not a tablet”). Schillinger is remarkably adept at incorporating wordbirds into her vocabulary and will surely do so at her book party. To wit: “I got Hendrick’s gin and my favorite ale company to donate, so I will not be “undertaining (yes, that’s a wordbird) and because Teddy Wayne, of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil, will be moderating.” Don’t miss this sure-to-be “clusterfete.”

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To Do Wednesday: Clusterfete With Liesl Schillinger