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Author Garg, Anu.
Title A word a day : a romp through some of the most unusual and intriguing words in English / Anu Garg ; with Stuti Garg.
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2003.
Book Cover

 Floor4  PE1449 .G335 2003    IN LIBRARY
Description xv, 202 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-196) and index.
Contents Animal words -- Latin terms -- Words to describe people -- Lesser-known counterparts of everyday words -- Words for odds and ends -- Reduplicatives -- Discover the Theme I -- Gender specific nouns -- Verbs -- Coined Words I -- Back-formations -- Portmanteaux -- Short words -- Words that make the spell-checker ineffective -- Names for things -- Words formed by metathesis -- Words not to put on your resume -- Verbal zoo -- Words from medicine -- Semordnilap -- Words with color as metaphor -- Words that make one say, "I didn't know there was a word for that!" -- Wordpix -- Wordpix II -- Wordpix III -- Words with offbeat pluralizations -- Words about relations -- Collective nouns -- Positive words -- Discover the Theme II -- Lesser-known synonyms of everyday words -- Words from speeches -- Words that contain the vowels AEIOU once and only once -- Coined Words II -- English as a global language -- Eponyms -- Words about Words I -- Uncommon words with common suffixes -- Words to describe People II -- Ordinal words -- Words for odds and ends -- Red-herring words -- Discover the Theme III -- Newer words in the Oxford English Dictionary -- War of words and words of war -- Words for physical characteristics used to describe people figuratively -- Words evolved from folk etymologies -- Words about Words II -- Words formed using combining forms -- Toponyms, or words derived from place names -- Words for body parts that are used metaphorically -- Red-herring words revisited -- Words from nature's oeuvre -- Words about people who love books -- Mondegreens and other linguistic faux pas.
Subject Vocabulary.
English language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Related Names Garg, Stuti, 1971-
ISBN 0471230324 (pbk.)
OCLC number 50518792