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

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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsIn 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 celeb ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Wiley (first published September 30th 2005)
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Rowan MacBean
Jul 14, 2010 rated it liked it
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It's hard to write recommendations/reviews of grammar books. I mean, pretty much it can be summed up with, "Are you a word geek? If you are, you'll get something out of this. If you're not, you'll be bored to sobs." But I think even people who aren't especially enthusiastic about etymology and the like might end up enjoying this one. Like the paragraph from the back of the book says, the definitions and etymologies are concise but also very informative. Sometimes when I read books similar to thi ...more
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Good stuff - google "a word a day" and sign up for the daily email/newsletter.
Anne Marshall
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Really interesting and some great quotes as well.
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Useful for writers and avid readers.
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Pretty interesting and useful book, especially for wordsmiths.
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