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Author: Adam Jacot de Boinod
ISBN: 1594200866
Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Penguin Press HC, The (March 16, 2006)
Language English
Category: Reference
Rating: 4.7
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Adam Jacot de Boinod. This is a book for word lovers. Пользовательский отзыв - NielsenGW - LibraryThing.

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It is expected to be a bestseller

As such, they offer a unique view into the way different peoples and cultures look at the world, new insights into "the human condition" and blahdeblahdeblah. People love this kind of shit. They lap it up. I'll be the first to admit - I'm a bit of a sucker for it myself. It is expected to be a bestseller. If it is, I’m going to be sad, because Boinod misses the point entirely. Adam Jacot de Boinod. Download (epub, 975 Kb). FB2 PDF MOBI TXT RTF.

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A whimsical linguistic tour of foreign words and phrases that do not have precise English-language equivalents includes such entries as the world's longest-known palindrome, the Dutch rendering of the sound of Rice Krispies cereal, and the Bolivian word that means, "I was rather too drunk last night and it's all their fault." 50,000 first printing.
Eigeni
I loved the idea of this book, but found its structure not very enjoyable. I'd wanted simply an exploration of words that only exist in one language, and some insight into what that might say about a particular culture, i.e. why a word only was needed by those who coined it. But with only that small complaint, I would still recommend the book as a fascinating look at language itself and its myriad permutations. I suppose it lets the reader draw conclusions about meaning related to the people whose tongue found the need to describe a thought or feeling where others never saw one. I just wanted more, which isn't a terrible thing to say of a book this interesting.
Anarahuginn
I found this book in a BnB we visited recently - and it had some great words and phrases I hadn't come across before.
A lot of these are the kinds of things that are like trivia that you'll be telling your friends
at a party - or maybe using to describe some crazy situation.
I only had time to read a few pages so I ordered a copy through Amazon. Very enjoyable.
Runemane
Mostly a novelty book. Some interesting info.
Authis
Not all of the entries in here are "words" -- some are polysynthetic "sentences" and others are metaphors -- but they're all interesting and many will tickle that spot that language lovers share. I'm going to use some examples with my anthropology students :-)
Ramsey`s
I enjoy reading this book again and again! It's a fun way to get kids interested in language!
Grarana
When you just can't think of the right word, this book will help. It has LOTS of right words, from all kinds of languages. No, it's not exactly a Thesaurus, but if you have a few minutes and want to brighten your point of view, just sit with this book and you'll start to giggle. So many lovely words like the Japanese word "bakku-shan" designating the woman who looks great from behind, but pretty ugly from the front. Other relational words such as the Persian pair, "bawusni" -- a wife whose husband does not love her and seldom visits and "farik" -- a woman who hates her husband. (Hm, could be the same woman, no?)

But, sit and giggle, or sit and gasp with horror, the book is a fascinating collection of words from around the world. You may even be so taken with a few that you will write them down, commit them to memory and incorporate them into your conversation so that you can make others say "What?"

All in all, a good book, and it arrived in the advertised shape, so a good purchase all around. I'll give this book a 73, Dick. You can even dance to it.
Gietadia
I keep the book out for anyone to read. People pick it up, read the cover, thumb through the book and grow a smile every time. Everyone finds a word that they were somehow living without. It's pretty fantastic to watch someone get attached to a word and use it. One comment was, "I had a buddy that tingoed my entire CD collection during my freshman year!"

My favorite today, Wabi, a flawed detail that enhances the elegance of the whole work of art.
Although the book seems to be more of a compliation of some words you might use every day, there are plenty of oddities sprinkled in. All of the author's hard work has paid off!