The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World
A whimsical linguistic tour of foreign words and phrases that do not have precise English-language equivalents includes such entries as the world’s longest-known palindrome, the Dutch rendering of the sound of Rice Krispies cereal, and the Bolivian word that means, “I was rather too drunk last night and it’s all their fault.” 50,000 first printing.
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