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- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
Are you a bobo or a wombat ? Are you tempted by infobia or to kick dead whales up the beach ? If your answer to any of these questions is 'What are you talking about?', then you definitely need a copy of Shoot the Puppy . Amusing, informative and newly updated for 2007, it guides the reader through the ever-growing heap of contemporary jargon... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought.... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available
Look and learn to recall a wealth of everyday vocabulary in Japanese with this intuitive easy-to-use visual language dictionary Whether it's for business or pleasure, the Japanese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary will help you pick up 6,000 key Japanese words and phrases on a range of subjects: from shopping and eating out, to sport and... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2009; Not Available
A child?s perfect dictionary Thousands of fascinating entries, definitions, photographs and pictures make this dictionary essential reference for readers, writers and curious minds of all ages. Organised like a traditional dictionary from A to Z, clear descriptions and examples explain and illustrate everything from Astronaut to Zoo. Perfect for... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available
Look and learn to recall a wealth of everyday vocabulary in Portuguese with this intuitive easy-to-use visual language dictionary Whether it's for business or pleasure, pick up 6,000 key Portuguese words and phrases on a range of subjects: from shopping and eating out, to sport and beyond quickly and easily. Find every word you need to know... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 8.95
Inside this book: The dirtiest words in the English language! And we're not just talking about those infamous seven words you can't say on TV. We're talking about more than 1,000 of the blessedly profane insults, obscenities, and vulgarities that make English the richest--and raunchiest--language on earth. In this book, you'll find the dirtiest of... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 9.05
No-minute noodler: a kid who eats the two-minute noodles straight from the packet without even cooking them! Dinobore: a kid who can t talk about anything other than dinosaurs. Bumboozle: to confuse the issue of who it was that farted by blaming it all on the dog! A very funny book of words that should exist but don't! Includes a great do-it-yourself... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2008; US$ 17.99
From Babel to Babble . . . Everyone is Speaking English. In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark. That shouldn't come as a surprise since over a billion Earthlings speak English (no one knows about other planets, but they probably speak it, too). That makes for a lot of word-coiners (neologists) out there. And where are all these... more...