ACCENT: 1000 FEELINGS FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO NAMES by Mario Giordano

  This is an amusing collection of disparate thoughts, all compiled into a handy guide (of sorts). Some languages have words for which there is no easy translation (see: Schadenfrude). Giordano turns this around and describes the feelings themselves. The reader has very often been in that position and can easily relate to the lack of…

FOR WORD NERDS: THE ETYMOLOGICON & HOROLOGICON

Mark Forsyth has vindicated word nerds the world over with these two books.  Far from being dry reference books, Forsyth brings the dead back to life by digging up the circuitous history of the words we use every day. The Horologicon arranges the entries around the hours of the day.  The chapters include Commute, The…

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