Other-Wordly (2016) (Epub) Gooner


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Other-Wordly - Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World (2016) (Epub) Gooner

Publisher: Chronicle Books; 01 edition (11 Oct. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1452125341
ISBN-13: 978-1452125343

tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into puddles Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight and enamor. Terms for the particular grace of mended things, for the urge to peer into other people's windows, for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Terms for dancing awkwardly but with relish, for hating endings, for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. An irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike