By Bernadette Hince

Description The world's such a lot remoted continent has spawned probably the most strange phrases within the English language. within the house of a trifling century, a outstanding vocabulary has developed to accommodate the intense setting and dwelling organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.

Here, for the 1st time, is a whole advisor to the starting place and definitions of Antarctic phrases. Like different old dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary provides the reader quotations for every be aware. those quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary - greater than 15 000 quotations from approximately a thousand diverse resources provide the reader a different perception into the way in which the language of Antarctica has developed. The reader will discover what it capability to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the thrill of a donga and the risks of a growler.

The Antarctic Dictionary has been meticulously researched, and may entice all those that were to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. it is going to additionally attract these thinking about the improvement of language.

With a ahead by means of Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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