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  • The Meaning of Tingoby Adam Jacot de Boinod

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 12.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Toujours Tingoby Adam Jacot de Boinod

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Why would Germans accuse you of being like the donkey getting cross with a rabbit? Who would a Spaniard tell to go and fry asparagus? And when might the French claim they are without a radish? Furthering your knowledge of the world?s unusual idioms, Toujours Tingo will also explain how ordering ? lamb ? in Ethiopia may see a cow delivered... more...

  • The Wonder of Whifflingby Adam Jacot de Boinod

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • The Meaning of Tingoby Adam Jacot de Boinod; Sandra Howgate

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Did you know that people in Indonesia have a word that means 'to take off your clothes in order to dance'? Or how many words the Albanians have for eyebrows and moustaches? Or that the Dutch word for skimming stones is plimpplamppletteren? Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 154 languages, this intriguing book is arranged by theme so you can compare... more...

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