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The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World

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A whimsical linguistic tour of foreign words and phrases that do not have precise English-language equivalents includes such entries as the world's longest-known palindrome, the Dutch rendering of the sound of Rice Krispies cereal, and the Bolivian word that means, "I was rather too drunk last night and it's all their fault." 50,000 first printing.
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A whimsical linguistic tour of foreign words and phrases that do not have precise English-language equivalents includes such entries as the world's longest-known palindrome, the Dutch rendering of the sound of Rice Krispies cereal, and the Bolivian word that means, "I was rather too drunk last night and it's all their fault." 50,000 first printing.

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Author Adam Jacot de Boinod
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Place London
Year 2006
ISBN 9781594200861
Binding Hardcover
Condition Good
Dustjacket Condition Good

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