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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

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Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
Published In: United States, 01 October 2005
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, 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"
EAN: 9781620455432
ISBN: 1620455439
Publisher: Wiley
Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 1.75 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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