The Meaning of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinod
Tingo. It’s one of those books that you can dip in and out of easily with short chapters made up of already short expressions, idioms and words that have sometimes bizarre meanings when translated back into English.
It is a list of words from languages all over the world. English is a language that has always been omnivorous. English has taken the words pyjamas from Hindi, croissant from French, or catastrophe from Greek.