"AWADies will be familiar with Anu and Stuti Garg?s refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. The people who use them have curious stories to tell too, and this collection incorporates some of the correspondence received by the editors at the AWAD site, from advice on how to outsmart your opponent in a duel (or even a truel), to a cluster of your favorite mondegreens." —John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
"A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!" —Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language
It is a pleasure to read about obscure words and their origins.
Fans of the always-intriguing 'A Word a Day' email newsletter will be delighted to see this compilation by creator Anu Garg.
This book is perfect gift for word lovers, history buffs and anyone who delights in the quirkiness of the English language.
indeed intriguing words. some of them completely new for me. I always enjoy Anu Garg. it's fun to read through and also fun to pick up and start where it opens as a daily pleasurePublished 4 months ago by neuriarnold
Great book. Anu Garg is a fascinating, original woman. Love her. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves wordsPublished 5 months ago by joanne mclellan
I have been subscribing to Anu's " A Word A Day" for number of years and have greatly increased my vocabulary. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Suresh
This little book is a nice bite-at-a-time way to self-educate. It is as entertaining as it is valuable. I recommend it to anyone with linguistic curiosity.Published 17 months ago by Thomas Brudenell
This is one way to increase your vocabulary and help you become more intelligent in your day-to-day conversations as well as your written communications.Published 17 months ago by Rev. Ronald G. Cosseboom
I enjoy learning new words, and appreciate the love of language Anu Garg displays. I'd had it online, and could also hear the words pronounced - both good!Published 20 months ago by Diana Loy
and...I DO... This is but one of a few of THE best books on words you can come by.. It.s written in a most amuseing way AND direct way... Read morePublished on September 22, 2009 by Robert Ward