The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities:Paul Anthony Jones
1 January: quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day
2 January: fedifragous (adj.) promise-breaking, oath-violating
In The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities you might explore etymological origins, learn about linguistic trivia, or wonder at the web of connections within the English language. Written with humour and a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a delightfully entertaining miscellany.