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Toujours Tingo

MORE EXTRAORDINARY WORDS AND PHRASES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Adam Jacot de Boinod - Author

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ISBN 9780140515862 | 336 pages | 24 Mar 2010 | Penguin Global | 5.07 x 7.79in | Adult
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Did you know, that in Germany a young man with suspiciously good manners is called 'Tantenverfûrhrer' (literally, aunt seducer), that in Namibia there is a word for walking on tiptoe through warm sand or that, in Welsh, 'gwarlingo' is the rushing sound a grandfather clock makes before striking the hour. Whether you are 'physiggomai' (Ancient Greek - excited by eating garlic) or 'knedlikovy' (Czech - rather partial to dumplings) there are words here to charm and amuse everyone.

Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 280 languages and packed with charming illustrations, Toujours Tingo is the perfect book for anyone interested in words, language or the world around them.


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