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

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

di 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


Dettagli del libro inglese

  • Titolo: Another Word a Day: An All-New Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English
  • Autore: Anu Garg
  • Editore: Wiley (TP)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: September 2005
  • ISBN: 0471718459
  • ISBN-13: 9780471718451
  • Pagine: 00226
  • Reparto: Word Lists