Adam Jacot de Boinod is one of our guest feature writers.
Adam is a freelance international journalist covering the world’s languages, cultural comparisons and travel destinations.
He worked on the first series of the BBC programme QI for Stephen Fry and is an author on languages.
He has written three books for Penguin Books, the first two (The Meaning of Tingo and Toujours Tingo) looking at words that have no equivalent in the English language,
and his third book (The Wonder of Whiffling) looking at unusual words in English and has the daily column “On This Day” in the Daily Mail.