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One who appreciates and enjoys words.


a person who loves words


(ˈlɔ gəˌfaɪl, ˈlɒg ə-)

a lover of words.


a lover of words. Also called philologue, philologer.
See also: Language
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Here are the eyewitness statements Captain Ramsey sent to Ace Logophile Detective Katz.
Sterritt surmises, "Hitchcock inaugurated his sound-film career by worrying aloud that dialogue might displace 'the technique of the pure motion picture/ and despite the importance of carefully crafted screenplays to his oeuvre he remained a scopophile rather than logophile .
THE EAST TENNESSEE POET GEORGE ADDISON SCARBROUGH, INVETERATE logophile and philologue, had a habit, as his biographer Randy Mackin recounts in his recent study George Scarbrough, Appalachian Poet, of "flipping through the pages of his beloved dictionary--an ancient edition about a foot thick and clumsy as a sack of grain--searching for the morning's new word" (1).
As for your other question, Logophile, you're right--a hasbian is a former lesbian who has gone back to the one-eyed willy.
Jake was created by Sheree Fitch, a logophile (lover of words) and the author of books for adults, a well-received novel for middle readers (The Gravesavers) and many books of beloved "lip-slippery" poetry (If You Could Wear My Sneakers).
As a logophile (a lover of words), my first move upon learning of this month's "Message from the Editors" topic was to consider the word in question.
Then there's the breed of logophile who enjoys trying to turn the brier patch of pronoun cases, subject-verb agreement, sequence of tenses, and the indicative and subjunctive moods into a manageable garden of delight.
And "information superhighway" can't evolve too soon or the professed logophile.
As for me, a lifelong punster and logophile, I can not resist the temptation to play around with the way PGP's sound when read aloud.
Ace Logophile Detective Anastasia Katz had three suspects, all of whom were seen in the vicinity during the time of the crime by observant neighbor Syd Algernon Kravitz.
Schottenfreude is simply wunderbar, and would make an excellent addition to the library of any logophile, trivia buff, or lover of fine typesetting.
I also subscribed to (or exchanged Word Ways for) journals such as Logophile, Verbatim, Maledicta, Cryptologia, Semagames (a Catalan journal of palindromy), Wordsworth, and The Palindromist.