Toujours Tingo: First Edition

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Following the success of 'The Meaning of Tingo', Adam Jacot de Boinod presents a collection of words and phrases from over 300 languages, all with English translations. These are words or phrases which show the rich variety of metaphors which exist around the world.

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Adam Jacot de Boinod's interest in foreign languages was first piqued when doing research for the TV program QI, hosted by Stephen Fry, and subsequently developed into a full-blown obsession. While compiling this book, he read approximately 220 dictionaries, visited 150 Web sites, and perused numerous other books on language.

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