Anu Garg

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Anu Garg
BornAnurag Garg
(1967-04-05) April 5, 1967 (age 54)
Meerut, India
OccupationWriter, speaker, columnist, software engineer

Anu Garg (born April 5, 1967) is an American author and speaker. He is also the founder of, an online community comprising word lovers from an estimated 195 countries.[1] His books explore the joy of words. He has authored several books about language-related issues and written for magazines and newspapers. He was a columnist for MSN Encarta and Kahani magazine.[2]


In 1988 Garg received a B.Tech. in Computer Science from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute.[3] He lives in the Seattle area. Garg became a naturalized US citizen in 2008.[4] He is a vegan.[5]


In 1995, Garg received his Master's in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University, where he studied on a scholarship.[6] He then worked as a computer scientist at AT&T and other corporations. In 1994, during his studies at Case Western Reserve University, he founded[7] In 2010, the number of subscribers to's "A Word A Day" email list reached one million.


  • Garg, Anu; Garg, Stuti (2002). A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English. Wiley. ISBN 978-0471230328.
  • Garg, Anu (2005). Another Word A Day : An All-new Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English. Wiley. ISBN 978-0471718451.
  • Garg, Anu (2007). The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words. Plume. ISBN 978-0452288614.

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  1. ^ Hafner, Katie (2002-11-28). "A Word of the Day Keeps Banality at Bay". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-07-01.
  2. ^ "Kahani". Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  3. ^ "Anu Garg's Resume". Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. ^ "Sign up to be a poll judge". 2008-11-02. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
  5. ^ "On Food: Wordsmith delves into the origins of food-related terms". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
  6. ^ "Log-o-phil-ia Is Addictive". Smithsonian. 2000-12-01. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  7. ^ Hauser, Susan G. (September 26, 2001). "A Word a Day – Say, 'Gasconade' – Keeps Boredom at Bay". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on January 24, 2002.

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