Are you a word maven? Have you ever used an aglet? Do you know where to find an octothorpe?

These and other words are lurking in your dictionary, and they’ve been brought to light in a new book called Thingamajigs and Whatchamacalits: Unfamiliar Terms for Familiar Things.

UWA linguist Daniel Midgley interviews author, philosopher, and philologist Rod L. Evans on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Website for the book:
http://www.penguin.com.au/products/9780399536724/thingamajigs-and-whatchamacallits-unfamiliar-terms-familiar-things