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Amusing book, but not 100% accurate,
This review is from: The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World (Penguin Pockets) (Paperback)
This book if full of weird and wonderful words and gives some insight into other nation's thought processes. It is let down by inaccuracies. The Dutch word 'aardappel' claims to be literally a 'hard apple', whereas it actually is an 'earth apple', cognate to the French 'pomme de terre'. So read it for the fun of the thing, but don't take it seriously.