Published: July 2016
tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands
tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name
hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into puddles
Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Terms for the particular grace of mended things, for the urge to peer into other people's windows, for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Terms for dancing awkwardly but with relish, for hating endings, for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. An irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike. Every language has names for the odd and wonderful, for the unexpected things that have meaning, for the parts of our lives that are 'other-wordly.'
Find the word you've been looking for, or the word you didn't know you were looking for. In Other-Wordly, readers will find a fascinating assortment of words and definitions from around the world: delicious, strange, and lovely.