I Never Knew There Was a Word for it, Paperback


From 'shotclog' a Yorkshire term for a companion only tolerated because he is paying for the drinks to Albanian having 29 words to describe different kinds of eyebrows, the languages of the world are full of amazing, amusing and illuminating words and expressions that will improve absolutely everybody's quality of life.

All they need is this book! This bumper volume gathers all three of Adam Jacot de Boinod's acclaimed books about language - "The Wonder of Whiffling", "The Meaning of Tingo" and "Toujours Tingo" (their fans include everyone from Stephen Fry to Michael Palin) - into one highly entertaining, keenly priced compendium.

As Mariella Frostup said 'You'll never be lost for words again'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Usage & grammar guides
  • ISBN: 9780141028392



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