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The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World (Penguin Pockets) Paperback – 5 Oct 2006
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At last we know those Eskimo words for snow and how the Dutch render the sound of Rice Krispies. Adam Jacot de Boinod has produced an absolutely delicious little book. (Stephen Fry, author of "Ode Less Traveled")
From the Author
Many English speakers admit to being lazy both at home and when travelling in their reliance on English as the pre-eminent international language and I feel that in this multi-cultural age we live in we should embrace the joy, glory and wonder of foreign words and expressions. English is unquestionably a great language but I suppose what I am saying is ³don¹t be surprised there are many others.² --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top customer reviews
I know the book is supposed to be fun, but many entries are either wrong or misleading.
And whoever did the proofreading should be sacked.