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The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words

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The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two

The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words

By Anu Garg

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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 pages
Published In: United States, 28 November 2007
From the creator of the popular A.Word.A.Day e-mail newsletter A collection of some of the most interesting stories and fascinating origins behind more than 300 words, names, and terms by the founder of WordSmith.org. Did you know: There's a word for the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell? "Petrichor," combining "petros" (Greek for "stone") and "ichor" (the fluid that flows in the veins of Greek gods). An "illeist" is one who refers to oneself in the third person. There's a word for feigning lack of interest in something while actually desiring it: "accismus." For any aspiring "deipnosophist" (a good conversationalist at meals) or devoted "Philomath" (a lover of learning), this anthology of entertaining etymology is an ideal way to have fun while getting smarter.
EAN: 9780452288614
ISBN: 0452288614
Publisher: Plume
Dimensions: 19.71 x 13.11 x 1.09 centimetres (0.16 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This is a great book for those who are fascinated by the what, and, importantly, the how and why of words.

Short articles on words we all know, and some most of us didn't know, are amusing and thought-provoking. Good for dipping into while waiting anywhere, and mall enough to carry around. HIGHLY recommended.

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