The world is full of thingummies - things we ought to know the names for, probably think we do know the names for, but when it comes to it we don't. This title offers an informative look at various things from a-line skirts to umbrellas. It provides us with the real names of those thingummies with the history, myth and anecdote behind them.
What do you call the groove that runs between your nose and your mouth? What is the name for the stringy bits of a banana? What's the right word for the long white exhaust trail of an aeroplane? What is that thingummy called? The world is full of thingummies - things we ought to know the names for, probably think we do know the names for, but when it comes to it we don't. "The Thingummy" is a lighthearted but informative look at everything from a-line skirts to umbrellas. It provides us with the real names for many of those elusive thingummies complete with the history, myth and anecdote behind them. Grasp "The Thingummy" and you'll never grasp helplessly for words again.
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Danny Danziger is an award-winning interviewer on the Sunday Times, a respected broadcaster on both television and radio, and a bestselling author. Mark McCrum is both a best-selling author and 'ghost'. Under his own name h has written several non-fiction books including 1900 House and Castaway 2000, both of which made the top ten. He also wrote Somebody Someday, an account of Robbie Williams on tour round Europe.
The Thingummy by Danny Danziger
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Transworld Publishers Ltd
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