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I Never Knew There Was a Word for it

Adam Jacot de Boinod


Particular Books

Language: reference & general; Usage & grammar guides; Language: history & general works; Reference; Humour


800 pages


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From 'shotclog' a Yorkshire term for a companion only tolerated because he is paying for the drinks to Albanian having 29 words to describe different kinds of eyebrows, the languages of the world are full of amazing, amusing and illuminating words and expressions that will improve absolutely everybody's quality of life. All they need is this book! This bumper volume gathers all three of Adam Jacot de Boinod's acclaimed books about language - The Wonder of Whiffling , The Meaning of Tingo and Toujours Tingo (their fans include everyone from Stephen Fry to Michael Palin) - into one highly entertaining, keenly priced compendium. As Mariella Frostup said 'You'll never be lost for words again'.

By:   Adam Jacot de Boinod
Imprint:   Particular Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 43mm
Weight:   607g


ISBN 10:   0141028394
Pages:   800
Publication Date:   October 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Jacot de Boinod, hunter of perfect and obscure bon mots, is a true linguistic bowerbird (a person who collects an astonishing array of - sometimes useless - objects). He trawled the languages of the world for exotic specimens in his bestselling books The Wonder of Whiffling, The Meaning of Tingo and hit follow-up Toujours Tingo.

A book no well-stocked bookshelf, cistern-top or handbag should be without - The Meaning of Tingo -- Stephen Fry You'll never be lost for words again. Truly enlightening! - The Wonder of Whiffling -- Mariella Frostrup Very funny Independent on Sunday

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