The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 27, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 224 pages
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Review: The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from around the World

User Review  - Christie - Goodreads

This book had such potential to be at least a 4-star reference book but fell quite short by providing no guide to pronunciation. This is a collection of words from around the globe that have either no ... Read full review

Review: The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from around the World

User Review  - Kaan - Goodreads

This book is absolutely rubbish. Almost everything in Turkish are wrong. I don't know where this author got his facts from but his work is definitely unreliable. This book is pretty much useless to ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
† †Acknowledgements
Meeting and Greeting
From Top to Toe
Movers and Shakers
Getting Around
It Takes All Sorts
Falling in Love
Below Par
From Cradle to Grave
Otherworldly
All Creatures Great and Small
Whatever the Weather
Hearing Things
Seeing Things
Number Crunching

The Family Circle
Clocking On
Time Off
Eating and Drinking
Whats in a Name?
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About the author (2007)

Adam Jacot de Boinod's interest in foreign languages was first piqued when doing research for the TV program "QI," hosted by Stephen Fry, and subsequently developed into a full-blown obsession. While compiling this book, he read approximately 220 dictionaries, visited 150 Web sites, and perused numerous other books on language.

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