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In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World

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Why do we say bete noire and not 'black beast', doppelganger and not 'double goer'? When is it that meanings become lost in translation and it is ... Show synopsis

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escribana

My favorite small gift

by escribana on Jul 8, 2010

This book is a word-lover's dream. It's a great conversation starter or stimulator. Many of the words capture sides of a culture unfamiliar to us, for instance, the word "razliubit" in Russian means the act of falling out of love! I've given this book to at least one hundred people. My only complaint is that if you buy , let's say, 10 copies from the same dealer they still charge you $3.99 per book. That's highway robbery.

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