Christopher J. Moore’s In Other Words is a beautiful sideswipe at the variability of languages and cultures.
A short cross-section of words and expressions from around the world that make language such a fun topic.
The selection ranges from seen this to way beyond eclectic, with plenty of interesting midway stops along the path.
A short nice read, and one that would really benefit from a consistently updated website that continues the work begun here.
(And yes, this is very much the same concept as Adam Jacot de Boinod’s Tingo, which is an exquisitely crafted book as well).