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  • The Wonder of Whifflingby Adam Jacot de Boinod

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.65

    The Wonder of Whiffling is a hugely enjoyable, surprising and rewarding tour of English around the globe (with fine coinages from our English-speaking cousins across the pond, Down Under and elsewhere).Discover all sorts of words you've always wished existed but never knew, such as fornale, to spend one's money before it has been earned; cagg,... more...

  • I Never Knew There Was a Word For Itby Adam Jacot de Boinod

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.65

    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!... more...

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