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Another Word a Day

An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsIn 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… A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsIn 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

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 240
Erscheinungsdatum 25.10.2005
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-471-71845-1
Verlag Turner Publishing Company
Maße (L/B/H) 215/140/18 mm
Gewicht 342
Abbildungen black & white illustrations
Auflage 1. Auflage
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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