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I Never Knew There Was a Word For It By Adam Jacot de Boinod

I Never Knew There Was a Word For It by Adam Jacot de Boinod

Condition - Very Good
$18.99
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Summary

A compendium that includes three of the author's acclaimed books about language - "The Wonder of Whiffling", "The Meaning of Tingo" and "Toujours Tingo".

I Never Knew There Was a Word For It Summary

I Never Knew There Was a Word For It by Adam Jacot de Boinod

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!'

I Never Knew There Was a Word For It Reviews

A book no well-stocked bookshelf, cistern-top or handbag should be without - The Meaning of Tingo -- Stephen Fry
You'll never be lost for words again. Truly enlightening! - The Wonder of Whiffling -- Mariella Frostrup
Very funny * Independent on Sunday *

About Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod, hunter of perfect and obscure bon mots, is a true linguistic bowerbird (a person who collects an astonishing array of - sometimes useless - objects). He trawled the languages of the world for exotic specimens in his bestselling books The Wonder of Whiffling, The Meaning of Tingo and hit follow-up Toujours Tingo.

Additional information

GOR003491330
9780141028392
0141028394
I Never Knew There Was a Word For It by Adam Jacot de Boinod
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-08-05
800
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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