Dot Wordsworth

Mind your language | 1 December 2007

Adam Jacot de Boinod (surely a pseudonym) is at it again.

He’s the man who gave us The Meaning of Tingo, full of words that look funny in English (bum, Arabic for ‘owl’) or encapsulate an idea that it takes a sentence in English to explain. Very amusing it was too. My husband kept reading bits out while I was peeling the potatoes.

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