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Author: Anu Garg
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsIn 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  Read more...
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Garg, Anu.
Another Word A Day : An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anu Garg
ISBN: 9780471741954 0471741957
OCLC Number: 780946135
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Words to Describe People I; Chapter 2: Earls Who Became Words (or Places That Became Words); Chapter 3: Words Having Origins in Chess; Chapter 4: Words That Appear to Be Misspellings of Everyday Words I; Chapter 5: Archaic Words; Chapter 6: Toponyms; Chapter 7: Words about Books and Writing; Chapter 8: Words Borrowed from Yiddish; Chapter 9: Terms from the World of Law; Chapter 10: Words That Appear to Be Misspellings of Everyday Words Ii. Chapter 11: Words Borrowed from ArabicChapter 12: Words Formed Erroneously; Chapter 13: What's in a Name?; Chapter 14: Words from Poetry; Chapter 15: Fishy Words; Chapter 16: Discover the Theme I; Chapter 17: Terms Employing Various Nationalities; Chapter 18: Words with Double Connections; Chapter 19: Words Related to the Calendar; Chapter 20: False Friends; Chapter 21: Red-Herring Words; Chapter 22: Words Related to the Human Body; Chapter 23: Words Related to Buying and Selling; Chapter 24: Miscellaneous Words; Chapter 25: Words That Have Changed Meaning with Time. Chapter 26: Words about WordsChapter 27: Anglo-Saxon Words; Chapter 28: Words Borrowed from Other Languages; Chapter 29: Words from Medicine; Chapter 30: Numeric Terms; Chapter 31: Kangaroo Words; Chapter 32: What Does That Company Name Mean?; Chapter 33: Words with Interesting Etymologies; Chapter 34: Words to Describe People Ii; Chapter 35: Words about Collecting and the Study of Things; Chapter 36: Words from the World of Law Ii; Chapter 37: Words Derived from Other Languages; Chapter 38: Words about Words Ii; Chapter 39: Words Borrowed from African Languages. Chapter 40: Metallic Words Used as MetaphorsChapter 41: Words Related to Movies; Chapter 42: Discover the Theme Ii; Chapter 43: Miscellaneous Words Ii; Chapter 44: Words That Aren't What They Appear to Be; Chapter 45: Words of Horse-Related Origins; Chapter 46: Words of Horse-Related Origins Ii; Chapter 47: Words with Origins in War; Chapter 48: Words from Latin; Chapter 49: Words to Describe Your Opponents; Chapter 50: Discover the Theme Iii; Chapter 51: Words Borrowed from Native American Languages; Chapter 52: Loanwords from Spanish; Answers; Web Resources: More Fun with Words. Index of Words.

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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsIn 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 Com.
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