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Author Lizzie Skurnick hosts "That Should Be a Word" party Wednesday

Author Lizzie Skurnick will host a party for her new book, "That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover's Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World," Wednesday night at the Ivy Bookshop.
Author Lizzie Skurnick will host a party for her new book, "That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover's Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World," Wednesday night at the Ivy Bookshop.(Steve Hockstein/Harvard Studio.c / Baltimore Sun)

Time to put aside your dauntlets (small but overwhelming tasks), quit shoverdosing (binge-watching TV) and attend a fun event for word lovers.

Skurnick, a Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars graduate and former Baltimore resident, wrote a feature by the same name for the New York Times Magazine.

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We published a profile of Skurnick last year after she launched an imprint to republish classics of young adult literature.

The event will not be dominated by grammandos (those who constantly correct others' grammar mistakes), and hopefully everyone will avoid wordition (being cornered by someone who won't stop talking). Instead, guests will enjoy a playful celebration of a the plyability of English.

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