Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English Anu Garg

ISBN: 9780471718451

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Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English  by  Anu Garg

Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English by Anu Garg
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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsIn 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,MoreA smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsIn 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, youll 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 dayAnu Gargs many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last heres a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!--Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word CourtAWADies will be familiar with Anu Gargs refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories.--John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary



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