A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words
In this delightful encore to the national bestseller A Word A
Day, Anu Garg, the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web
site (wordsmith.org), presents an all-new collection of unusual,
intriguing words and real-life anecdotes that will thrill writers,
scholars, and word buffs everywhere. Another Word A Day celebrates
the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and
features new chapters ranging from ""Words Formed Erroneously"" and
""Red-Herring Words"" to ""Kangaroo Words,"" ""Discover the
Theme,"" and ""What Does That Company Name Mean?"" In them, you'll
find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including
agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission,
tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition,
etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating
Praise for a word a day
""Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations
hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores.
Eat up ""
--Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at "The Atlantic Monthly" and
author of "Word Court"
""AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach
to words: words are fun and they have fascinating
--John Simpson, Chief Editor, "Oxford English Dictionary"
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