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  • Eats, Shites & Leavesby A. Parody

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 2.99

    Featuring a plethora of examples that show how to get the worst out of the world's most commonly spoken language, Eats, Shites and Leaves is a wittily informative insight into how the English language can be used and abused in the twenty-first century more...

  • An Unkindness of Ravensby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Most of those found in this... more...

  • A Student Handbook of Greek and English Grammarby Robert Mondi; Peter L. Corrigan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 13.50

    The study of classical languages by earlier generations of English-speaking students was greatly facilitated by the study of English grammar in the schools, a tradition now out of favor but one that emphasized precisely the concepts, terms, and constructions needed for the study of Greek and Latin. Recent classical language textbooks, while presuming... more...

  • Leaves on the Lineby Simon Toseland

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 5.82

    In every walk of life, from relationships, to work, to politics, sport and the news, our everyday use of English harbours duplicities of meaning. We say 'I'm sorry' when we mean 'absolute nonsense', and write 'Yours faithfully' when we're thinking 'Sod you!' Jealousy, rage, love, affection we're equally good at disguising them all. Leaves on the Line... more...

  • The Art of Scratchingby Shazea Quiraishi

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Taking inspiration from sources including historical and medical texts, curator’s notes and the Complete Kama Sutra, Shazea Quraishi’s poems explore love and loss through a range of voices: an Iraqi mother holds her fragile son; under the guise of ardour, a courtesan searches a client for signs of the woman she loves; a wife is unsettled... more...

  • Slangby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney slang, slang in journalism and slang in commerce, as... more...

  • Pre?cis Writingby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1940, this book was designed by Eric Partridge to equip students, studying for final exams at school, with the tools they needed to become successful précis-ers. The selection of literary pieces is more diverse than other preìcis books of the time and Partridge?s background as a schoolmaster, a lecturer and a publisher sets him... more...

  • The Complete Eh, Goondu!by Sylvia Toh Paik Choo

    Marshall Cavendish 2010; US$ 12.99

    The Complete Eh, Goondu! combines in one volume two of Singapore’s best-selling humour titles Eh, Goondu! and Lagi Goondu. Eh, Goondu published in 1982 was the first book on Singlish. It compiled in print a collection of local patois which combined English with vernacular dialects and languages to form what is now called Singlish. It was the first... more...

  • Sounds and Sins of Singlish And other nonsenseby Rex Shelley

    Marshall Cavendish 2009; US$ 8.99

    Feel like a goondu when you ask for a cuppa in a kopitiam? Wish you could charm everyone from the chattering aunties in the crowded streets of Chinatown to the beaming makcik in the Gelang Serai soto mee store? Or perhaps buaya that seksy girl with witty rapport? SOS of Singlish reveals our language sins against English and is stuffed with trivia,... more...

  • Meetings auf Englisch für Dummiesby Lars M. Blöhdorn; Denise Hodgson-Möckel

    Wiley 2015; US$ 6.50 US$ 4.55

    Sie wollen oder müssen Meetings mit internationalen Geschäftspartnern organisieren und fragen sich, wie das auf Englisch aussehen sollte? >Meetings auf Englisch für Dummies< hilft Ihnen, Besprechungen in englischer Sprache erfolgreich vorzubereiten und durchzuführen und dabei Kommunikationsklippen gekonnt zu umschiffen. Lars Blöhdorn und Denise Hodgson-Möckel... more...