logophile

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log·o·phile

 (lŏg′ə-fīl′)
n.
One who appreciates and enjoys words.

logophile

(ˈlɒɡəˌfaɪl)
n
a person who loves words

log•o•phile

(ˈlɔ gəˌfaɪl, ˈlɒg ə-)

n.
a lover of words.
[1955–60]

logophile

a lover of words. Also called philologue, philologer.
See also: Language
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Yet without us logophiles, art directors would be treading water, lost in a world of symbolism and metaphors and visual tropes.
In 1992, we met briefly at "The Wonderful World of Words," an annual weekend gathering of logophiles in upstate New York where we were both speakers, but I neglected to mention my recollection.
These logophiles have released their annual top 10 of those words which they claim are criminally under used.
The Petroskis, who are in their early 70s and will have been married 48 years next month, are a pair of logophiles who met in graduate school at the University of Illinois when their roommates, who were also dating, set them up.
It may sound silly to those not as enamored of language as logophiles, but this practice builds vocabulary as it aids the mind in acquiring more information.
The premier issue of Tina Brown's latest magazine, talk (September 1999), offered through its title a measure of hope to logophiles.
It seemed possible that the book would appeal to logophiles, cryptographers and crossword puzzle fans, to say nothing of Super-Ghost players.
The challenge to produce a mnemonic group for the 42-card version (six 7-letter words with the two above properties) seems within the grasp of diligent logophiles.
It is clearly the ratio of the number of letters divided by the number of syllables that makes certain words interesting to logophiles.
It might be worthwhile for logophiles to investigate the thunderclaps in depth.