Another Word a Day
An All-New Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English
By (author) Anu Garg
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Another Word a Day by Anu Garg
Book DescriptionA smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words In 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471718451
(215mm x 141mm x 16mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anu Garg
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From the founder of the popular Website ?A Word A Day" - a site and free daily e-mail service that offers subscribers a new word every day with a definition, etymology, example sentence and commentary - comes this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words grouped by weekly themes.
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Author Biography - Anu Garg
ANU GARG is the founder of wordsmith.org, 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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