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In Other Words: Weird and Wonderful Words from Around the World

Christopher J. Moore Simon Winchester



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Modern Books
04 January 2018
Language: history & general works; linguistics
Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations - should English fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon of well-known and obscure linguistic gems that capture certain moments or things with such satisfying precision. Our mots justes are grouped according to region and prefaced with insightful overviews of the relevant cultures. Embellished with entertaining and characterful four-colour illustrations, this is the perfect gift book to entertain even the most well-versed polyglot.
By:   Christopher J. Moore
Foreword by:   Simon Winchester
Imprint:   Modern Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781906761882
ISBN 10:   1906761884
Publication Date:   04 January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for In Other Words: Weird and Wonderful Words from Around the World

' A delightful treasure house, literally a thesaurus, of linguistic marvels. ' - from the foreword by bestselling author Simon Winchester

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