Chasing McCree Chasing McCree yI gave up pretty soon Unfortunately the last third whenou re really pissed by its length is subjectively speaking the most interesting Some of the by its length is subjectively speaking the most interesting Some of the to languages have to be closely edited Also some of the expressions are outdated or very rarely used Interesting book though Although I didn t read all of it it s a really funny book from which Impossible Things you will learn a lot of funny words and all kinds of languages words thatou will probably never use I don t rate Jacot de Boinod as a
Writer He S Sort Of He s sort of about language but seems a bit under informed Lots of the words in the book already have an English word for the concept like giving someone a look that tells them ou re annoyed As in leering Or scowling Some of the linguistic terms he uses are misused tooThe thing is I read it cover to cover I actually put it down went for a job interview then came back and picked it up again Glad I ve only loaned it from the library though because I can give it back. Iffling The Meaning of Tingo and Toujours Tingo their fans include everyone from
Fry to Michael into one highly entertaining keenly priced compendium As Mariella Frostup said 'You'll never be lost for words again'. Since I didn t know How To Pronounce The Words to pronounce the words think having the pronunciation next to the words or phrases would have been a little helpful but would have been even like a dictionary than it already wasCute and informative tho Did ou know there are words for snow in 5 different languages There is a lot of that in here which is not very interesting Did ou know there are words in other languages which sound like English words but are false cogitates Yeah that was even less interesting There were far too many lists of these sorts of things in hereBasically the only thing that
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Kept Me Reading A Few Pages At me reading a few pages at time over probably 18 months was the sections on idioms The variety of ways different cultures express things was what I was hoping to get from this book in general And then the last 110th of the book got better because it was all dedicated to idioms in English I wish there was a way of remembering everything I wanted to I started taking notes at the beginning but. Illuminating words and expressions that will improve absolutely everybody's uality of life All they need is this bookThis bumper volume gathers all three of Adam Jacot de Boinod's acclaimed books about language The Wonder of Wh. ,
I bought this book because I am a massive
word geek and I am currently running a blog about strange and obscure words It s a fascinating readgeek and I am currently running a blog about strange and obscure words It s a fascinating read I was disappointed to find several mistakes One of the Welsh words mentioned lledorweddle should be lledorwedd while the full spelling of Llanfair PG ou know the one was incorrect These along with a few other examples made me wonder how many other words were incorrect throughout the book But maybe my pedantry stems from the fact that I am a Linguistics graduate and so I don t think anyone should be put graduate and so I don t think anyone should be put buying the book if they are a little interested in strange wordsIt is a Very Humorous Book And A Wonderful Insight humorous book and a wonderful insight other cultures Despite its flaws I would recommend it This book is a combination of the 3 books by this author and is basically a hodge podge of uniue words or phrases that we have used over the course of human existence and their origins One of the books is foreign phrases which were difficult to read. From 'shotclog' a Yorkshire term for a companion only tolerated because he is paying for the drinks to Albanian having 29 words to describe different kinds of eyebrows the languages of the world are full of amazing amusing and.