Another Word A Day

Another Word A Day

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A 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 (, 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 qWords Formed Erroneouslyq and qRed-Herring Wordsq to qKangaroo Words, q qDiscover the Theme, q and qWhat Does That Company Name Mean?q 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 qAnu 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!q --Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court qAWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories.q --John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English DictionaryAn All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English Anu Garg ... Peter Lilley for going on French leave during the European election campaign or John Redwood for disappearing back home to Planet Zanussi.

Title:Another Word A Day
Author:Anu Garg
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2005-11-08


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