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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%)

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Another Word a Day - An All-New Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English (Paperback)

Anu Garg

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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. 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 histories."
--John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

General

Imprint: John Wiley & Sons
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2005
First published: September 2005
Authors: Anu Garg
Dimensions: 215 x 141 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 226
ISBN-13: 978-0-471-71845-1
Barcode: 9780471718451
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > General
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Historical & comparative linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Historical & comparative linguistics > General
LSN: 0-471-71845-9

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