About this book
A fabulous and completely unique book for the language market, exploring words and their meanings from over 154 languages. This intriguing and delightful book looks at words for which there is no English equivalent, as well as phrases, images and different meanings from around the world. Adam Jacot was a researcher for the TV quiz, "QI" hosted by Stephen Fry, who provides an endorsement on the front cover.
Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 154 languages, this book is arranged by theme to help you compare attitudes all over the world to such subjects as food, the human body and the battle of the sexes. It also includes a discussion of how many Eskimo' terms there are for snow, and an array of information exploring the strange world of words.