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Other-wordly : words both strange and lovely from around the world / by Yee-Lum Mak, illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.

Mak, Yee-Lum, (author. ). Garrity-Riley, Kelsey, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main 410 MAK (Text) 840191003073520 New Items - Main Level In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452125343
  • Physical Description: 53 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Tsundoku (noun, Japanese): buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands.
Tartle (verb, Scots): to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name.
HoppĆ­polla (verb phr., Icelandic): jumping into puddles.
Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Terms for flirtatious talk that leads nowhere, for the urge to peer into other people's windows, for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Terms for dancing awkwardly but with relish, for hating endings, for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. An irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.
Subject: Language and languages > Foreign words and phrases.
Language and languages > Foreign elements.
Vocabulary > Influence on English.

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