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

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Penguin, Feb 27, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 224 pages
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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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