An extraordinary book, exploring the areas where English fails us... try these weird and wonderful words on for size. -- THE MIRROR
Intriguing and wonderful... a fascinating insight into other cultures. -- THE TIMES
It's hard not to like a book that has tongue-twisters in nine languages.
-- TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
From the Back Cover
The Meaning of Tingo, Adam Jacot de Boinod's bestselling collection of bizarre and brilliant words from around the world, was acclaimed as:
`Absolutely delicious' Stephen Fry
`A luscious list of linguistic one-liners' Daily Express
`Very funny' Independent on Sunday
Now he's back with far more, from gwarlingo (Welsh - the rushing sound a grandfather clock makes before striking the hour ) to magimiks belong Yesus (Tok Pisin - a helicopter) to Tantenverführer (German - a young man with suspiciously good manners). Oh, and Tingo is an Easter Island word meaning to borrow objects from a friend's house one by one until there are none left ...