Word A Day: A Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

Word A Day: A Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

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by Anu Garg, Suti Garg
     
 

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"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

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"AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg’s refreshing approach to words: words are

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"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

Praise for A Word a Day

"AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg’s 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 Dictionary

"A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!"
–Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language

Written 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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Editorial Reviews

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* “…Uncommon English words to enrich your vocabulary…”(India Today, 7 July 2003)
USA Today
Triggers the kind of passionate reaction that actors, authors and memoirists would die for.
Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Part reference work, part entertainment, English teachers, addicts of Scrabble, solvers of crossword puzzles, and other bibliophages will enjoy this book.
St. Petersburg Times
Only Anu Garg, the founder of Wordsmith.org, can make word facts this much fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471230328
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/18/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,387,810
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

What People are saying about this

Barbara Wallraff
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
John Simpson
AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's 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 Dictionary
From the Publisher
"Anu and Stuti 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 authors of Word Court

"AWADies will be familiar with Anu and Stuti Garg?s 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 Dictionary

"A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!" —Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language

Richard Lederer
A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!
—Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language

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