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The Whatchamacallit: Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know About, But Don't)
 
 
Author
Danny Danziger & Mark McCrum.
Publisher Hyperion  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9781401323387
Pages/Publication Date 200/2009
Daedalus Item Code 30068
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The world is full of whatchamacallits—from the little groove that runs between your nose and mouth to the little plastic sleeve that ends your shoelace, from the seed-like bits on a strawberry to the stringy bits on a banana—and these often unnamed things actually do have names. If it sometimes drives you crazy that you don't know what to call these things, Danny Danziger and Mark McCrum are here to help, and maybe entertain you a bit along the way. In this witty, illustrated companion to daily life, they provide the proper terms for more than 100 elusive thingamajigs and doohickeys (including the philtrum, aglet, achenes, and phloem bundles mentioned above) complete with the histories, myths, and anecdotes behind them.

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names."—Anonymous

 
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