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Anu Garg - Another Word A Day

Another Word A Day: An All-new Romp Through Some Of The Most Unusual And Intriguing Words In English

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Anu Garg

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Släppdatum
2005-09-01
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Language & Linguistics

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This is 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, 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. 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 .

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Bokdel
  • 2
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Medverkande författare
Anu Garg
Publiceringsland
United States
Deweys Decimalklassifikation
428.1
Boksort
Paperback
Antal Sidor
240
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 19 mm
Medverkande & bemanning
John Wiley & Sons Inc (Publisher)
Text Stream (Publisher)
Ingram Pub Services (Publisher)
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