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The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from aroun... by Adam Jacot de Boinod
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it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction, abandoned

Interesting book with some funny entries, but I was unable to read it from cover to cover. Many of the words seem unpronounceable to me, and there are no guides on how to say any of the foreign words. Also, I found a few instances where the author might have mentioned an odd English equivalent to a particular phrase but didn't. It made me question just how well he studied his own language before rushing off to praise the oddities of others. For what it's worth, FORMICATION is the imagined sensation of skin crawling with insects.
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Reading Progress

April 26, 2009 – Shelved
August 27, 2010 – Shelved as: nonfiction
August 15, 2011 – Started Reading
August 22, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 7, 2018 – Shelved as: abandoned

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