Words English Needs
History Press Limited, 3 sep. 2018 - 192 páginas
For all the richness of the English language there are some nuances that other languages capture much better. Whether it's a phrase that beautifully articulates a feeling, a wonderfully understated insult that just hits the spot, or a curious idiom... * Ever waited fifteen minutes for a car-parking space only for someone to nick in front of you, smirking as they park up and stroll past? That idiot has a Backpfeifengesicht - a face badly in need of a slap. * It's notable that for many in Britain temperature seems to be inversely proportional to clothing coverage, leading to widespread donaldkaczazas in the summer months, ie 'being like Donald Duck' and wearing a t-shirt and nothing else! From the melancholic to the funny to the downright peculiar the author takes us on a fascinating journey around Europe in 12 languages celebrating our cultural similarities and differences along the way.
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