[The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words] E–pub õ Anu Garg

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review Ù The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words S behind than 300 words names and terms For any devoted philomath a lover of learnin. I am normally all about dictionaries of obscure words Sometimes I think it s best to skip the poetry or prose altogether and sink teeth right into the juicy stuff the stories of words before we start meddling by crafting our own stories with them Or perhaps it s that the best writing reveals all the facets and history of words we normally forget and does so in an emotionally compelling wayEither way Garg s book doesn t make good on its promise Over the course of almost two hundred pages I learned at most three useful words everything else was either already in common enough usage that this loser employs them on the daily and have Latin roots obvious enough you could probably make a guess good enough for a GRE problem or far often words that were actually obscure enough that they can t be used in contemporary conversation or writing Not even interesting words that get at something specific that others lack just long or Latinate words one would use to prove one could use them Those people are Sesuipedalians by the way and very much deserve their own termMost irritating I think are Garg s self satisfied introductions to chapters in which he builds up the mystery of the English language and prepares for a big reveal which never comes This is probably a lesson I should take to heart myself that relishing the words should be apparent in their usage which will speak for itself and not rhapsodized over at great lengths Because nobody cares really we just want the thought or in this case the words Tracking Globalization right into the juicy stuff the stories of words before we start meddling by crafting our own stories with them Or perhaps it s that the best writing The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit roots obvious enough you could probably make a guess good enough for a GRE problem or far often words that were actually obscure enough that they can t be used in contemporary conversation or writing Not even interesting words that get at something specific that others lack just long or Latinate words one would use to prove one could use them Those people are Sesuipedalians by the way and very much deserve their own termMost irritating I think are Garg s self satisfied introductions to chapters in which he builds up the mystery of the English language and prepares for a big The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 reveal which never comes This is probably a lesson I should take to heart myself that Nation as Mother relishing the words should be apparent in their usage which will speak for itself and not Provenzalische Verwicklungen rhapsodized over at great lengths Because nobody cares Things to leave behind really we just want the thought or in this case the words

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review Ù The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words This collection features some of the most interesting stories and fascinating origin. Liked this little book lots Filled with trivia strange words and their history I don t think I ll forget that in English 40 ist the only number that has all its letters in alphabetical order Am I going to check it No wayMy favourite wordsdord the proof that editors do miss the mark sometimes gamp a big umbrellamogigraphia writer s cramp Used to have that often when in university I tried to keep up in writing with the professor s speech thank you ma am a bump or depression in roadand gadzookery use of archaic words or expressionsThese are not all that surprized me made me smile or even laugh out loud They are just a handful that stood out Half a Rupee Stories roadand gadzookery use of archaic words or expressionsThese are not all that surprized me made me smile or even laugh out loud They are just a handful that stood out

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review Ù The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words G this anthology of entertaining etymology is an ideal way to have fun with language. The Word a Day eMail and newsletter are welcome deliveries into my inbox The two previous Word a Day books are already on my bookshelf and when I heard about this one I had to have it as wellThis book is a delightful collection of some of the lives and origins of words Why I wonder is the word prepone in everyday use in India but not elsewhere Most of us have had meetings either preponed or postponed but few of us used preponed instead of brought forward My personal favourite word in this collection today anyway is resistentialism This is the theory that inanimate objects demonstrate hostile behaviour towards us A theory No I think it is irrefutably true As I browse through the book I see some old favourites such as oleaginous If I was a musician I would undoubtedly be aware that a hemidemisemiuaver describes an eighth of a uaverThere are some neat little puzzles in the book as well What is the only state in the USA that has the whole USA in itIf you enjoy the wonderful world of words you may wish to make space for this book on your bookshelf


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    [The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words] E–pub õ Anu Garg I am normally all about dictionaries of obscure words Sometimes I think it's best to skip the poetry or prose altogether and sink teeth right into the juicy stuff the stories of words before we start meddling by

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    [The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words] E–pub õ Anu Garg Want to know what the word “easel” and a Dutch donkey have in common? Or what to call the sweet smell after the first spring rain? Or why if you tell a Frenchman you’re “blessed” he’ll probably run for some gauze? Then

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    [The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words] E–pub õ Anu Garg Anu Garg ↠ 3 review This book would have been better if it weren't for a few annoying things First the author kept making stupid jokes that weren't funny; maybe if I was in conversation with him I'd laugh but his humor didn't translate to text

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    [The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words] E–pub õ Anu Garg Brynn and Craig gave me this book for my birthday Props peepsYou've really got to hand it to old Anu Garg a non English speaker he's from India he's authored three best selling English books on the English language Anyone who's ever learned a new language and enjoyed learning it can identify with Anu's enthusiasm and joy in re all aspects of English his new language This latest book Dord Diglot and Avocado continues the

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  • Paperback
  • 180
  • The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words
  • Anu Garg
  • English
  • 27 July 2020
  • 9780452288614