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Loved the book. Goes on to show how our language is dictated by our culture.Published 11 months ago by Vikram
Moore translates the untranslate-able from many languages, but my favorite is the German "drachenfutter," literally "dragon fodder," the gift for one's wife when... Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Pat in Colorado
This is for reading when you don't want to be taxed by thinking much. There are some sort-of interesting factoids included and I'm not sorry I read the book, but couldn't... Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by Ari
This book was disappointing. I love the idea, and certain entries were funny, but it missed some key words (at least in the languages that I'm familiar with). Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by boncestbon
This book is wonderful. A short illustrated book about words in different languages and cultures and what the words tell us about the mentality. Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by Axel
I bought this book for a fun, short read and a source for unusual words. It fills the bill nicely.Published on April 27, 2010 by Melissa McCauley
I am thoroughly enjoying this book, but that enjoyment is being spoiled by the very high error rate in the Kindle version. Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by Dom Gittins
A very enjoyable read with fascinating looks at a variety of fascinating words from the languages of the worldPublished on March 6, 2009 by I. Holder