Penguin Book


Toujours Tingo

Adam Jacot de Boinod

Did you know, that in Germany a young man with suspiciously good manners is called Tantenverfurhrer (literally, aunt seducer), that in Namibia there is a word for walking on tiptoe through warm sand or that, in Welsh, gwarlingo is the rushing sound a grandfather clock makes before striking the hour. Whether you are physiggomai (Ancient Greek - excited by eating garlic) or knedlikovy (Czech - rather partial to dumplings) there are words here to charm and amuse everyone. Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 280 languages and packed with charming illustrations, Toujours Tingo is the perfect book for anyone interested in words, language or the world around them.

Adam Jacot de Boinod's interest in foreign languages was first aroused when doing research for the BBC programme QI and subsequently developed into a full-on vokabulyu (Russian - passion for foreign words).

Division
Penguin
Publication date
01/11/2007
Category
  • Humour
  • Language
Format TPS
198 x 129mm
Illustrations
Yes
Extent
336
US
Penguin
Translation
Penguin
Film
.Rogers Coleridge & White Ltd
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
.Rogers Coleridge & White Ltd
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