A Very Modern Dictionary

Over 600 words, phrases and abbreviations to keep your culture game on point.
By Tobias Anthony


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About A Very Modern Dictionary

Does internet jargon generally make you break out into a panicky sweat? Ever wondered WTF people mean when describing everything as “lit AF”? Can you explain the difference between FOMO and JOMO? Do you really still think that literally only means “literally”?

A Very Modern Dictionary is a handy guide to the ever-evolving landscape of modern communication, with over 600 newfangled words, phrases, acronyms, abbreviations, initialisms and portmanteaus. This dictionary will lend a helping hand to those of us who feel confused, befuddled, or like, really, really old when navigating the murky waters of the English language in the twenty-first century.

Book details

Publication date
February 2020 (Australia/NZUSUK)
189 mm × 116 mm
176 pages

About the author

Tobias Anthony is an author and university lecturer in creative writing. He has recently completed a PhD examining the representations of mass culture in contemporary fiction.