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- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99
For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling "Anguished English" series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle of the goofs and gaffes and fluffs and flubs of our anguished language. And the best part? Everything in here actually occurred! Nothing... more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 14.27
In these pages you will discover words you never knew existed, and rediscover many that you had forgotten or had given up all hope of ever seeing again. If the amoindering of our language by fifish chuffs leads you to fleer and the infandous overslipping of orthoepy makes you feel wamble, this is most certainly the book for you. ... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 12.83
The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a few meaningless signs - is an extraordinary one. So extraordinary, in fact, that it has occurred only once in human history: in Egypt about 4000 years ago. Alpha Beta follows the emergence of the western alphabet as it evolved into its present form,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.95
Have you been guilty of catachresis* at work? Have you defenestrated* your dictionary in frustration? Do you have phloem bundles* stuck in your diastema*? Scratching your occiput* now? Rod L. Evans's Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits will help take the mystery out of some of our most obscure words. Containing hundreds of words from agitron (the... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 8.99
This incredibly useful book will appeal to writers, public speakers and anyone else who would like to improve their vocabulary. It contains a huge number of phrases which you can use in everyday speech and at special occasions, which will help you express your thoughts, ideas and feelings in a brand new way. A classic reference work, this edition has... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 18.55
Discover the fascinating stories behind the words and phrases we use every day. English is now the worlds most popular second language, understood by over 700 million people across the globe. Its use is amazingly broad: not only is it the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare, but also of hip-hop, international business and the internet (over 80%... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 195.00
A selection of 44 papers out of the 163 presented at the Translation Studies Congress, which was held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Institut für Dolmetscher und Übersetzer Ausbildung in Vienna, shows how translation studies is moving away from purely linguistic analysis into LSP, psychology, cognition, and cultural orientations.... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 9.99
The most entertaining way to master vocabulary for the SAT, ACT, GED, and GRE exams Do you need to brush up on your vocabulary skills for the SAT, ACT, GED, or GRE exam? Ever wish you could put your talent for quoting movies to more use than one-upping your friends? Now you can do both with Name That Movie! A Painless Vocabulary Builder: Comedy... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 9.99
The most entertaining way to master vocabulary for the SAT, ACT, GED, and GRE exams Do you need to brush up on your vocabulary skills for the SAT, ACT, GED, or GRE exam? Ever wish you could put your talent for quoting your favorite movies to more use than one-upping your friends? Now you can do both with Name That Movie! A Painless Vocabulary Builder:... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.99
Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses.... more...