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A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English
A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English Anu Garg, Stuti Garg 0471230324 9780471230328 Anu Gargs many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last heres a feast for them and other verbivo
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A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English by Anu Garg, Stuti Garg

Anu Gargs many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last heres a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!BRBarbara WallraffBRSenior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word CourtPPraise for A Word a DayPAWADies will be familiar with Anu Gargs refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. The people who use them have curious stories to tell too, and this collection incorporates some of the correspondence received by the editors at the AWAD site, from advice on how to outsmart your opponent in a duel (or even a truel) to a cluster of your favorite mondegreens.BRJohn Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English DictionaryPA banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!BRRichard Lederer, author of The Miracle of LanguagePWritten by the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (www.wordsmith.org), this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words will delight writers, scholars, crossword puzzlers, and word buffs of every ilk. The words are grouped in intriguing categories that range from Portmanteaux to Words That Make the SpellChecker Ineffective. each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage exampleand many feature fascinating and hilarious commentaries by A Word A Day subscribers and the authors.

Author: Anu Garg, Stuti Garg

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2002-10-11

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