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Another Word A Day

Another Word A DayAn All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words ... more

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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words

In this delightful encore to the national bestseller A Word A Day, Anu Garg, the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (wordsmith.org), presents an all-new collection of unusual, intriguing words and real-life anecdotes that will thrill writers, scholars, and word buffs everywhere. Another Word A Day celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and features new chapters ranging from Words Formed Erroneously and Red-Herring Words to Kangaroo Words, Discover the Theme, and What Does That Company Name Mean? In them, you'll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations.

Praise for a word a day

Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!
--Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court

AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories.
--John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary