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Title: ANOTHER WORD A DAY
AN ALL-NEW ROMP THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST UNUSUAL AND INTRIGUING WORDS IN ENGLISH
By: Anu Garg
Format: Hardback

List price: £13.50


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ISBN 10: 0471778788
ISBN 13: 9780471778783
Publisher: JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
Pub. date: 27 October, 2005
Pages: 224
Description: Celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and features chapters ranging from "Words Formed Erroneously" and "Red-Herring Words" to "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," and "What Does That Company Name Mean?" Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with quotations.
Synopsis: 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'.
Publication: US
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Returns: Non-returnable
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