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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 - Garg, Anu - ISBN: 9780471718451
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback
Genre: Taalkunde
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Presents a collection of unusual, intriguing words and real-life anecdotes. This book includes words such as agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry covers a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations.


Titel: Another Word A Day
auteur: Garg, Anu
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 240
Uitgever: Turner Publishing Company
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Taalkunde
Afmetingen: 215 x 140 x 18
Gewicht: 342 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 0471718459
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780471718451
Intern nummer: 3806360


Acknowledgments.§§Introduction.§§1. Words to Describe People I.§§2. Earls Who Became Words (or Places That Became Words).§§3. Words Having Origins in Chess.§§4. Words That Appear to Be Misspellings of Everyday Words I.§§5. Archaic Words.§§6. Toponyms.§§7. Words about Books and Writing.§§8. Words Borrowed from Yiddish.§§9. Terms from the World of Law.§§10. Words That Appear to Be Misspellings of Everyday Words II.§§11. Words Borrowed from Arabic.§§12. Words Formed Erroneously.§§13. What's in a Name?§§14. Words from Poetry.§§15. Fishy Words.§§16. Discover the Theme I.§§17. Terms Employing Various Nationalities.§§18. Words with Double Connections.§§19. Words Related to the Calendar.§§20. False Friends.§§21. Red-Herring Words.§§22. Words Related to the Human Body.§§23. Words Related to Buying and Selling.§§24. Miscellaneous Words.§§25. Words That Have Changed Meaning with Time.§§26. Words about Words.§§27. Anglo-Saxon Words.§§28. Words Borrowed from Other Languages.§§29. Words from Medicine.§§30. Numeric Terms.§§31. Kangaroo Words.§§32. What Does That Company Name Mean?§§33. Words with Interesting Etymologies.§§34. Words to Describe People II.§§35. Words about Collecting and the Study of Things.§§36. Words from the World of Law II.§§37. Words Derived from Other Languages.§§38. Words about Words II.§§39. Words Borrowed from African Languages.§§40. Metallic Words Used as Metaphors.§§41. Words Related to Movies.§§42. Discover the Theme II.§§43. Miscellaneous Words II.§§44. Words That Aren't What They Appear to Be.§§45. Words of Horse-Related Origins.§§46. Words of Horse-Related Origins II.§§47. Words with Origins in War.§§48. Words from Latin.§§49. Words to Describe Your Opponents.§§50. Discover the Theme III.§§51. Words Borrowed from Native American Languages.§§52. Loanwords from Spanish.§§Answers.§§Web Resources: More Fun with Words.§§Index of Words.

Biografie (woord)

ANU GARG is the founder of, an online community of more than 600,000 word lovers in 200 countries, now in its twelfth year. He is the author of the bestselling book A Word A Day (Wiley). Garg speaks frequently about words and language internationally.


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