Anu Garg

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Anu Garg
Born Anurag Garg
(1967-04-05) April 5, 1967 (age 49)
Meerut, India
Occupation Writer, speaker, columnist, software engineer
Genre Non-fiction

Anu Garg (born April 5, 1967) is an American author and speaker. He is also founder of, an online community comprising word lovers from an estimated 200 countries.[1] His books explore the joy of words. He has authored several books about language-related issues for magazines and newspapers. He was a columnist for MSN Encarta and Kahani magazine.[2]


Garg was born in rural India. His schooling took place under a mango tree, his classroom consisting of a few broken sticks of chalk and a blackboard made by painting a flat piece of wood with soot. The only language he knew was Hindi, and he did not see a library until college. Garg graduated from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in Computer Science in 1988.[3] He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Stuti and daughter, Ananya. Garg became a naturalized US citizen in 2008.[4] He is a vegan.[5]


He started his career from United States to receive graduate studies in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University,[6] and then worked as a computer scientist at AT&T and other corporations. He founded in 1994, during his graduate work.[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". Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Anu Garg's Resume". Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  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. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  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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