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- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 16.61
Based on Kate Burridge's ABC Radio call-in show about language, this book reveals the seemingly limitless fascination English speakers have for the language and the joy with which we all work and play with it: punning; telling riddles; using slang, jargon, and secret languages; and examining, and arguing about usage. In Blooming English Kate Burridge... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 12.99
Word Up!. From amusia to xerophagy, from the ephemeral to the vituperative, The Word Lover's Delight is chockablock with words that are not only fascinating and unusual but that you can use in your everyday speech--to jaw-dropping effect. With a wide range of words, from the moderately difficult to the somewhat ostentatious, The Word Lover's... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2008; US$ 12.99
Bad Spellers Of The World . . . Untie! Unite!. Are you a victim of text messaging, typing "CU L8R" instead of "See you later"? Do mysterious voices tell you to use "their" and "there" interchangeably? Don't know the difference between "its" and "it's"? Have you often had to deal with,... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 9.99
"A quixotic stab at improving the nation's literacy. Hey, it can't hurt." -- Asbury Park Sunday Press. Did you just end your last memo to your boss "CU L8R?". Do mysterious voices tell you to use "their" and "there" interchangeably? Don't know the difference between "its" and "it's?"... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming a confidence, persuasive speaker demystifying topics including: Finding you own authentic voice Developing a text that interest you... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 28.99
Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 12.99
Lynne Truss's 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' injected new life into the long-standing arguments over rights and wrongs in English usage. Now David Crystal brings together his own distinctive style and unique expertise to provide the first thorough-going assessment of the ongoing debate. With a lively, humorous, and accessible approach, Crystal... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99
Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it?s very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It?s also very funny. A celebration of the worst writing imaginable,... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2013; US$ 19.95
One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage. In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 15.99
These are interesting times for word nerds. We ate, shot and left, bonding over a joke about a panda and some rants about greengrocers who abuse apostrophes. We can go on Facebook and vow to judge people when they use poor grammar. The fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Elements of Style inspired sentimental reveries. Grammar Girl?s... more...