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I never knew there was a word for it

By: Jacot de Boinod, Adam

0141028394 / 9780141028392
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20 cm 779 p. : ill.
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Contents: The meaning of tingo. Originally published: 2005 -- Toujours tingo. Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2007 -- The wonder of whiffling. Originally published: London: Particular, 2009.

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!'


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