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Route Word

Hundreds of dialects and local languages are spoken at Arik Air destinations. Ring in the airline’s tenth anniversary with obscure new words, for your travels.

Lingo Bingo

Fascinating new words from dialects, at a handful of Arik Air destinations. Words Adam Jacot de Boinod

The Life Of Meaning

The wonders of language are revealed in this diverse selection of unique definitions. Words Adam Jacot de Boinod
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Word Up

Travel in West and South Africa to pick up some choice words from local languages Words Adam Jacot de Boinod Adam Jacot de Boinod worked as a researcher in London for Stephen Fry on the BBC programme, QI. He is also the author of The Meaning Of Tingo And Other Extraordinary Words From Around The World, published by Penguin Books, and Creator of the iPhone App Tingo, a quiz on interesting words. He presents us with some of his cultural and linguistic observations on the continent of ...

Wandering and Pondering

Nigeria to Z If you want to be au-fait with the national psyche, brush up on a new lexicon Words Tolu Ogunlesi AFMAGISTAN Africa’s 56th country, remote-controlled by Nigerian-born Generals Aki and Pawpaw. BOSS A boss is a boss. If he’s worthy of flattery, and he’s not a ‘Chairman’, then he’s a BOSS. (For women, see MUMMY) CABALLIONAIRE There are billionaires, and then there are Caballionaires, who not only have more money than most, but also owe far more. D’IRREGULATION The ...

Word Up

There are anywhere between 3000-6000 languages spoken in the world. Everyday new words emerge, languages disappear and old terms come back in vogue. It’s all up to us to preserve, invent and discard.

Lyrical Language

There are anywhere between 3,000-6,000 languages spoken in the world. Everyday new words emerge, languages disappear and old terms come back in vogue. It’s all up to us to preserve, invent and discard. Words Adam Jacot de Boinod