Guilty Pleasures: Sin Dictionaries Giveaway: Match the Word to the Sin and Win!
Hot off the presses! Just received a set of seven Deadly Dictionaries for each respective sin, and I, as a language lover, had me an amusing time leafing through them. Officially releasing September 18, 2011, this is your chance to receive a pre-release set and get sin-savvy before the masses!
From the Editors of Adams Media (publisher), PRIDE: A Dictionary for the Vain, GREED: A Dictionary for the Selfish, ENVY: A Dictionary for the Jealous, WRATH: A Dictionary for the Enraged, LUST: A Dictionary for the Insatiable,SLOTH: A Dictionary for the Lazy, and GLUTTONY: A Dictionary for the Indulgent have divvied up the English language according to each guilty pleasure.
The second I saw them I couldn't resist picking out the sins that own me the most, which incidentally are pride, gluttony and greed. With practical descriptives such as 'egosurfing' -- which I commit often on the internet -- the difference between 'exalt' and 'exult' (to glorify; celebrate heartily) and colourful alternatives like 'the gimmies' (another word for greediness), I'll never be at a loss when expounding my vices.
Elana holding her sins.
Each richly bound hardcover bares (wink wink) an etched illumination of the sin in question, (with a clever, sin-themed wallpaper adorning the back, such as maids' bells for Sloth -- decor ideas?), and contains over 500 alphabetized words fleshing out each vice. Some words, like amoral (deliberately ignorant of what is considered right and wrong) and corpulent (ample in body/obese) are committed to more than one sin -- Lust, Envy, Greed; and Gluttony, Greed, respectively -- and some words, such as doodle (Sloth) and fidelity (Envy) no doubt are puzzled to find themselves in any Deadly Dictionary at all -- I guess it's the Adams Editors encouraging a little thematic association -- fun!
SO HERE GOES: Match the following seven words with the Deadly Dictionary from whence they hail, and email them to webmasterATsliceDOTca for a chance to receive the complete set. Use your noodle! And yes, you'll need to look them up.
Please see Contest Rules. Deadly Dictionaries will be available in select bookstores September 18th, 2011. Pre-order individual hardcovers from Amazon.ca
Elana Safronsky is Lifestyle Editor and contributing blogger for HGTV.ca, Slice.ca and foodnetwork.ca