Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

Note moyenne 3,98
( 40 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780471718451: Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words

In 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 Company Name Mean?"" In them, you'll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations.

Praise for a word a day

""Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!""
--Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court

""AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories.""
--John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

From the Inside Flap :

In 1994, then-graduate student Anu Garg created A Word A Day (AWAD), a Web site and free e-mail service that delivers a new word every day, complete with definition, etymology, sample usage, and commentary. Each week features a different theme—from "Greek Mythology" to "Words from Film"—and at the end of the week, Garg sends out a newsletter with enthusiastic feedback from the more than half-million AWAD subscribers around the world.

Inspired by his wildly popular Web site, Garg's first book, A Word A Day, became a national bestseller. Now, he presents a fitting encore: Another Word A Day is the second in a series of books in celebration of the English language, featuring words of all kinds—unusual, unfamiliar, intriguing, exotic—that are in use today. Garg offers fifty-two delightful chapters grouped by theme, ranging from "Words to Describe People," "Toponyms," and "Words Borrowed from Yiddish" to "False Friends," "Words That Aren't What They Appear to Be," and much more.

Inside you'll discover an all-new treasure trove of 260 curious and compelling words, including:

  • assoil (uh-SOIL): verb tr. 1. To pardon. 2. To atone for.
  • cumshaw (KUM-shaw): noun. A gift or a tip.
  • lanate (LAY-nayt): adjective. Having a woolly surface.
  • sennight (SEN-yt): noun. A week.
  • ugsome (UG-suhm): adjective. Dreadful, loathsome.
  • yegg (yeg): noun. A thug or a burglar, especially a safecracker.

Garg includes usage examples taken from current newspapers and magazines, as well as puzzles, quizzes, and real-life anecdotes interspersed throughout the entries for an extra dash of fun and fascination. For A Word A Day subscribers and word lovers everywhere, Another Word A Day is a beguiling tour through the English language that can't be found anywhere else.

About the Author :

ANU GARG is the founder of wordsmith.org, an online community of more than 600,000 word lovers in 200 countries, now in its twelfth year. He is the author of the bestselling book A Word A Day (Wiley). Garg speaks frequently about words and language internationally.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Garg, Anu
Edité par Wiley
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Wiley. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0471718459 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. N° de réf. du libraire SWATI2122336769

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,75
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Garg, Anu
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : > 20
impression à la demande
Vendeur
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Paperback. État : New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. N° de réf. du libraire 1742801

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 8,93
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Anu Garg
Edité par Turner Publishing Company, United States (2005)
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
impression à la demande
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Turner Publishing Company, United States, 2005. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. 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 ), 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 Company Name Mean? In them, you ll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations.Praise for a word a day Anu Garg s many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here s a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up! --Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg s refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. --John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary. N° de réf. du libraire APC9780471718451

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,06
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Garg, Anu
Edité par Wiley
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 3
Vendeur
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Wiley. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0471718459 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.69. N° de réf. du libraire OTF-S-9780471718451

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 10,65
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Garg, Anu
Edité par Wiley (2017)
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
impression à la demande
Vendeur
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Wiley, 2017. Paperback. État : New. This item is printed on demand. N° de réf. du libraire 0471718459

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,02
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,57
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Garg, Anu
Edité par Wiley (2005)
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Wiley, 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire INGM9780471718451

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,37
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Anu Garg
Edité par Turner Publishing Company, United States (2005)
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
impression à la demande
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Turner Publishing Company, United States, 2005. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.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 ), 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 Company Name Mean? In them, you ll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations.Praise for a word a day Anu Garg s many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here s a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up! --Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg s refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. --John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary. N° de réf. du libraire APC9780471718451

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 20,16
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Anu Garg
Edité par Wiley
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 20
Vendeur
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Wiley. Paperback. État : New. Paperback. 240 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.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 Company Name Mean In them, youll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations. Praise for a word a dayAnu 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 Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word CourtAWADies will be familiar with Anu Gargs refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. --John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9780471718451

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 16,80
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,40
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Garg, Anu
Edité par Wiley
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Wiley. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0471718459 Special order direct from the distributor. N° de réf. du libraire ING9780471718451

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 15,01
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 6,02
De Canada vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Anu Garg
ISBN 10 : 0471718459 ISBN 13 : 9780471718451
Neuf(s) Quantité : 2
Vendeur
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, Inde)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : Brand New. Brand New Original US Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. N° de réf. du libraire AIND-60009

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 23,68
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Inde vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre