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

    Anu Garg

  • Kustantaja:

    Wiley (TP)

  • Sidosasu: Nidottu
  • Kieli: englanti
  • Julkaistu: 200509
  • Sivumäärä: 226
  • Paino grammoina: 313
  • ISBN10:0471718459
  • ISBN13:9780471718451

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

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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"

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