Title They Have a Word for It. A Lighthearted Lexicon of Untranslatable Words and Phrases.
Publisher Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., . First Editon.
Seller ID 4417s
Octavo, softbound, glossy, color illus. covers, 224 pp. Fine. Ô...takes the reader to the far corners of the globe to discover words and phrases for which there are no equivalents in English. From the North Pole to New Guinea, from Easter Island to Tibet, Howard Rheingold explores more than forty familiar and obscure languages to discover genuinely useful (rather than simply odd) words that can open up new ways of understanding and experiencing life...Witty as well as wise...is gauranteed to enrich your vocabulary with words and phrases that will open your eyes, expand your mind, and lend an astonishing sophistication to your everyday speech.'