A WORD A DAY


Autor: ANU GARG, SUTI GARG
Fecha: 2010
Género: Filología
Editorial: WILEY
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ISBN: 9781118039687
Idioma: ANU GARG, SUTI 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!-Barbara WallraffSenior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word CourtPraise for A Word a DayAWADies 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.-John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English DictionaryA banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!-Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of LanguageWritten 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 Spell-Checker Ineffective. each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example-and many feature fascinating and hilarious commentaries by A Word A Day subscribers and the authors.




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