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Adam Jacot de Boinod ✓ 5 ReadSome of the creditations to The Awakening (Graveyard Queen languages have to be closely edited Also some of the expressions are outdated or very rarely used Interesting book though Did you know there are words for snow in 5 differentanguages There is a Chemistry lot of that in here which is not very interesting Did you know there are words in otheranguages which sound ike English words but are false cogitates Yeah that was
less interesting There far too many ists of these sorts of things in hereBasically the only thing that kept me reading a few pages at a time over probably 18 months was the SECTIONS ON IDIOMS THE VARIETY OF on idioms The variety of different cultures express things was what I was hoping to get from this book in general And then the Reading Capital last 110th of the book got better because it was all dedicated to idioms in English I bought this book because I am a massive word geek and I am currently running a blog about strange and obscure words It s a fascinating read however 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 theanguages of the world are full of amazing amusing and. .Even Less Interesting There
Was disappointed to find several mistakes One of the Welsh words mentioned The Hothouse by the East River lledorweddle should beledorwedd while the full spelling of Llanfair PG you know the one was incorrect These along with a few other Made Me Wonder How Many Other Words me wonder how many other words incorrect throughout the But maybe my pedantry stems from the fact that I am a Linguistics graduate and so I don t think anyone should be put off buying the book if they are a ittle interested in strange wordsIt is a very humorous book and a wonderful insight into other cultures Despite its flaws I would recommend it Although I didn t read all of it it s a really funny book from which you will earn a United States History lot of funny words and all kinds ofanguages words that you will probably never use I wish there was a way of remembering everything I wanted to I started taking notes at the beginning but I gave up pretty soon Unfortunately the Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, last thir This book is a combination of the 3 books Illuminating words and expressions that will improve absolutely everybody's uality ofife All they need is this bookThis bumper volume gathers all
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