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Word A Day

A Romp Through Some Of The Most Unusual And Intriguing Words In English

Word A Day - Garg, Anu; Garg, Suti - ISBN: 9780471230328
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Genre: Taalkunde
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Beschrijving

Offers 250 words from the founders of the world's No 1 word-lovers' Web site. This collection of English words is useful for writers, scholars, and crossword puzzlers. It is organized around weekly themes, and offers readers a different word for each day of the week in various categories.

Details

Titel: Word A Day
auteur: Garg, Anu; Garg, Suti
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 224
Uitgever: Turner Publishing Company
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Taalkunde
Afmetingen: 215 x 142 x 15
Gewicht: 246 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 0471230324
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780471230328
Intern nummer: 3773894

Biografie (woord)

ANU GARG is the founder of wordsmith.org, a.k.a. A Word A Day, which he has maintained since 1994. STUTI GARG is an entrepreneur and a founder of Namix, a trademark and naming solutions company. Anu and Stuti Garg live in Seattle.

Quote

“…Uncommon English words to enrich your vocabulary…”(India Today, 7 July 2003)

Recensie

“…Uncommon English words to enrich your vocabulary…”(India Today, 7 July 2003)

Inhoudsopgave

Introduction. 1. Animal Words. 2. Latin Terms. 3. Words to Describe People I. 4. Lesser–Known Counterparts of Everyday Words. 5. Words for Odds and Ends. 6. Reduplicatives. 7. Discover the Theme I. 8. Gender–Specific Nouns. 9. Verbs. 10. Coined Words I. 11. Back–Formations. 12. Portmanteaux. 13. Short Words. 14. Words That Make Spell–Checker Ineffective. 15. Names for Things. 16. Words Formed by Metathesis. 17. Words Not to Put On Your Resume. 18. A Verbal Zoo. 19. Words From Medicine. 20. Semordnilap. 21. Words With Color as Metaphor. 22. Words that Make One Say, "I Didn′t Know there was a Word for That!" 23. Wordpix I. 24. Wordpix II. 25. Wordpix III. 26. Words with Offbeat Pluralizations. 27. Words about Relations. 28. Collective Nouns. 29. Positive Words. 30. Discover the Theme II. 31. Lesser–Known Synonyms of Everyday Words. 32. Words from Speeches. 33. Words That Contain the Vowels AEIOU Once and Only Once. 34. Coined Words II. 35. English as a Global Language. 36. Eponyms. 37. Words about Words I. 38. Uncommon Words with Common Suffixes. 39. Words to Describe People II. 40. Ordinal Words. 41. Words for Odds and Ends. 42. Red–Herring Words. 43. Discover the Theme III. 44. Newer Words in the Oxford English Dictionary. 45. War of Words and Words of War. 46. Words for Physical Characteristics Used to Describe People Figuratively. 47. Words Evolved from Folk Etymologies. 48. Words about Words II. 49. Words Formed Using Combining Forms. 50. Words Formed Using Combining Forms. 51. Words for Body Parts That Are Used Metaphorically. 52. Red–Herring Words Revisited. 53. Words from Nature’s Oeuvre. 54. Words about People Who Love Books. 55. Mondegreens and Other Linguistic Faux Pas. 57. Answers to the "Discover the Theme" Chapters. Bibliography. Index of Words.

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