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- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 9.95
The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers of the present work:... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
From one of the world?s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word ?tantalize? derived? One of the English language?s most skilled writers guides... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 11.99
How to sound like you're from here, no matter where you are in America "Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again." -Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED "As someone... more...
- Octopus 2008; US$ 18.22
It's a fact that men love lists: with lists, men can find the most interesting information with the least amount of effort. This book contains over 250 lists covering the most important subjects in life - cars, sports, barbecues, gadgets - and answers the most vital questions: Are Ferraris faster than Lamborghinis? What's the most common murder weapon?... more...
- Reader's Digest 2011; US$ 9.99
Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way? Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch ? Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow ? Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language, yet many of us have little knowledge of the Greek and Roman influences that inspired them.... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available
"The ultimate dictionary." Times Educational Supplement From the universe and our planet, to plants and animals, to the human body and the very latest in science and technology, the updated and revised Visual Dictionary is a unique encyclopedia packed with information. Not only does it tell you what a term means, it shows you with over... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 11.99
Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words! Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology?the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words?featuring: ? A wealth of witty anagrams, palindromes, and puns ? Clever paraprosdokians: sentences with surprising endings (?I?ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn?t... more...
- Philosophical Library 1959; US$ 9.50
John Dewey: Dictionary of Education is a comprehensive resource on John Deweys approach to education. With smart, concise definitions pertaining to Deweys philosophies, editor Ralph B. Winn has constructed a classic dictionary and indispensible tool for anyone who wants ready access to Dewey's most incisive thought on crucial points... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake??this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of... more...