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Another Word a Day - An All-New Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English (Paperback) Loot Price: R197.00 Discovery Miles 1970 You Save: R29.00 (13%)
Another Word a Day - An All-New Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English (Paperback)
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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 quotations.
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.
"AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to
words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories."
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