The Antarctic dictionary  DEC 06 2010

The world's most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language. In the space of a mere century, a remarkable vocabulary has evolved to deal with the extraordinary environment and living organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.

The first entry in the dictionary is "aaaa, aaaaah, aaahh See ahhh". The entry for "ahhh" reads:

'Halt', a sledge dog command, usually softly called

The book is listed on Amazon but "temporarily out of stock".

Read more posts on kottke.org about:
Antarctic   books   language

this is kottke.org

   Front page
   About + contact
   Site archives

You can follow kottke.org on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Feedly, or RSS.

Ad from The Deck

We Work Remotely

 

Enginehosting

Hosting provided EngineHosting