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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (Sept. 28 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761128204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761128205
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2 x 10.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 41 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #780,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Schuss. Shovel. Whiteout. And the terror of catching air.

INCLUDING:
race: A competition between two skiers to see who can get to the hospital first.
hot tub: Circular therapeutic bathing pool where, after a long day on the slopes, skiers can get into hot water with their loved ones, or get into hot water with their loved ones.

About the Author

Henry Beard is the cofounder of National Lampoon. He is also the author of Golfing, Sailing and other well-defined dictionaries, as well as Zen for Cats, The Official Exceptions to the Rules of Golf and dozens of other books.


Roy McKie illustrated all the well-defined dictionaries. He also illustrated many Dr. Seuss Beginning books, which have over 20 million copies in print.


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Format: Paperback
It is a dictionary, so, do not expect stories or jokes about skiing.
But, you can expect inventive and entertaining definitions for the usually confusing ski-terminology.
I like it. It is creative and funny.
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This is a humorous book but beware. This is a dictionary. There is no funny stories or anything like that. There are some funny cartoons and the definitions are humorous but this is just a dictionary. Nothing else. A piece of advise. Un-less you collect dictionary's....there is no point in getting the book and is not worth your money.
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This is a humorous book but beware. This is a dictionary. There is no funny stories or anything like that. There are some funny cartoons and the definitions are humorous but this is just a dictionary. Nothing else. A piece of advise. Un-less you collect dictionary's....there is no point in getting the book and is not worth your money.
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HASH(0x9c0702ac) out of 5 stars A good short laugh for skiers Feb. 22 2006
By Tallen702 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While the book doesn't contain any stories or annecdotes on skiing, it does, lampoon the popular sport and all of it's connections quite cleverly. A good stocking-stuffer for the ski-bum in your family or circle of friends, this little book of quips will have them chuckling to themselves as they remember incidents where they can relate to the inventive definitions for normally confusing ski-terminology. I lived in a ski-town for two years and found myself laughing out loud as I read the original editor of the National Lampoon series' take on everything from equipments to lift lines and often unpronouncable german and nordic words associated with the sport. Not a book for those looking for a Patrick McMannis take on Skiing (I.E. Humorous Stories) but a funny lampoon of a ski-glossary that should get some chuckles none-the-less.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c0706b4) out of 5 stars Good laughs Dec 20 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Funny definitions of skiing-related terms. Does not contain any stories, but it is a dictionary after all. Would make a great little gift for any skier. Makes me smile every time I open it up, and I've read through it multiple times.
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HASH(0x9c07072c) out of 5 stars Hilarious! April 22 2013
By Beth L. - Published on Amazon.com
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My husband is an accomplished snowboarder, but started skiing just this year. Of course he expected to be an immediate superstar on skis! A friend recommended this book, and it is great for laughs. We leave it on one of our coffee tables for friends to read when they come over
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HASH(0x9c0704d4) out of 5 stars The play on words for terms used in skiing make the book amusing. Oct. 6 2013
By Thomas E. Lucas - Published on Amazon.com
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As a gift for a friend that likes to ski. His wife who is learning to ski found it amusing.
HASH(0x9c0707bc) out of 5 stars Great Novelty Book! April 9 2014
By Glenn R Cestaro - Published on Amazon.com
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This little book makes you laugh and chuckle.
Some of the definitions which spoof skiing are very entertaining.
Great gift for someone who has been skiing for a long time!
Novices may not appreciate the humor as much.
Highly recommended!


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