That's Amore!: The Language of Love for Lovers of Language [NOOK Book]

Overview


Love is a defining human quality, one that is inherent to all cultures. Expressions of love are powerful and magical, wherever you live and whatever language you speak.

That's Amore! is a captivating collection of the language of love from around the globe, celebrating the universality as well as the diversity of this most sought-after state. Embracing more than 50 languages, learn how the French flirt and the Danes date. Discover that while ...
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That's Amore!: The Language of Love for Lovers of Language

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Overview


Love is a defining human quality, one that is inherent to all cultures. Expressions of love are powerful and magical, wherever you live and whatever language you speak.

That's Amore! is a captivating collection of the language of love from around the globe, celebrating the universality as well as the diversity of this most sought-after state. Embracing more than 50 languages, learn how the French flirt and the Danes date. Discover that while both the French and the Italians are thunder-struck by love coup de foudre and colpo di fulmine respectively, the Spanish are hit with Cupid's arrow fue flechazo. In Greece, you will be well served to understand the meanings behind the five types of love; philia, eros, agape, storge and xenia.

Cleverly arranged by the stages of love-Love at First Sight, Flirting and Flattery, Declarations of Love, Terms of Endearment, and Lifelong Love and Intimacy-Christopher J. Moore once again enchants linguaphiles with his unique style. Including feature pages of customs of love from around the world, learn the history and etiquette of the kiss, Cupid and mythology, the symbolism of love and the language of flowers. Surprising, eclectic, and endearing, this book is the perfect gift for your lover and any lover of words.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802718754
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Erin McKean (b. 1971) is an American lexicographer. She is the Editor in Chief of United States Dictionaries for Oxford University Press (one of the youngest editors in chief of one of the five major American dictionaries). Before joining Oxford University Press she worked on the Thorndike-Barnhart children's dictionaries for ScottForesman. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son. She is the editor of Verbatim: The Language Quarterly and the author of Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words. She writes about dresses at her blog, A Dress A Day. McKean's Law is one of the alternate names for Skitt's law (Any correction of the speech or writing of others will contain at least one grammatical, spelling, or typographical error.).
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Table of Contents


Pronunciation Guide     7
Introduction     8
Love at First Sight     12
Courtship and Seduction     30
Pain and Rejection     54
Declarations and Proposals     72
Terms of Endearment     90
Word Finder     106
Acknowledgments     110
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Splendid

    Wonderful book for anyone who adores dresses and has at one time said to themselves "I bet this fabric has some stories to tell" A very smooth flowing book with an entire array of emotion.

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