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A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

Words We Pinched from Other Languages
Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: History, World
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Summary

If you’ve ever wanted to add a little savoir faire to your badinage, or chutzpah to your spiel, then fear not, help is at hand.

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi is an entertaining jaunt through the legions of words, from aficionado to zeitgeist, that we English-speakers have pilfered from across the globe. It includes fascinating derivations and witty examples, as well as all the stories of just how and why we absorbed such exotic imports.

©2009 Michael O’Mara Books Limited (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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