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Another Word A Day


Книга посвящена самым необычным и интригующим словам английского языка. Anu Garg, филолог и основатель популярного сайта A Word A Day Web site ( ), предлагат читателям новую подборку необычных английских слов. Вот названиянекоторых глав: "Words Formed Erroneously" , "Red-Herring Words", "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," или "What Does That Company Name Mean?" Вы познакомитесь с такими поразительными словами как agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall и zugzwang. Значение и история возникновения каждого из таких слов излагается подробно ,приводятся примеры словоупотребления и запоминающиеся цитаты с этими словами.




1. Words to Describe People I.

2. Earls Who Became Words (or Places That Became Words).

3. Words Having Origins in Chess.

4. Words That Appear to Be Misspellings of Everyday Words I.

5. Archaic Words.

6. Toponyms.

7. Words about Books and Writing.

8. Words Borrowed from Yiddish.

9. Terms from the World of Law.

10. Words That Appear to Be Misspellings of Everyday Words II.

11. Words Borrowed from Arabic.

12. Words Formed Erroneously.

13. What’s in a Name?

14. Words from Poetry.

15. Fishy Words.

16. Discover the Theme I.

17. Terms Employing Various Nationalities.

18. Words with Double Connections.

19. Words Related to the Calendar.

20. False Friends.

21. Red-Herring Words.

22. Words Related to the Human Body.

23. Words Related to Buying and Selling.

24. Miscellaneous Words.

25. Words That Have Changed Meaning with Time.

26. Words about Words.

27. Anglo-Saxon Words.

28. Words Borrowed from Other Languages.

29. Words from Medicine.

30. Numeric Terms.

31. Kangaroo Words.

32. What Does That Company Name Mean?

33. Words with Interesting Etymologies.

34. Words to Describe People II.

35. Words about Collecting and the Study of Things.

36. Words from the World of Law II.

37. Words Derived from Other Languages.

38. Words about Words II.

39. Words Borrowed from African Languages.

40. Metallic Words Used as Metaphors.

41. Words Related to Movies.

42. Discover the Theme II.

43. Miscellaneous Words II.

44. Words That Aren’t What They Appear to Be.

45. Words of Horse-Related Origins.

46. Words of Horse-Related Origins II.

47. Words with Origins in War.

48. Words from Latin.

49. Words to Describe Your Opponents.

50. Discover the Theme III.

51. Words Borrowed from Native American Languages.

52. Loanwords from Spanish.


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