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  • Fiske 250 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Knowby Edward B Fiske; Jane Mallison; Dave Hatcher

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2011; US$ 8.99

    Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in college and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading authority on college admissions. Each entry contains information on the word origin, a complete definition, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for high school graduation... more...

  • Mind the Gaffeby R L Trask

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    Can anything be described as 'very real'? There are so many obstacles on the way to writing clear, precise ('accurate'?) English ('english'?) that it is a wonder ('wander'?) anyone ('any one' or 'anyone'?) can be understood. Fortunately, all those who have ever feared being shown up by using one of the twenty worst words and phrases to be avoided at... more...

  • Why is Q Always Followed by U?by Michael Quinion

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    Long-time word-detective and bestselling author of Port Out, Starboard Home , Michael Quinion brings us the answers to nearly two hundred of the most intriguing questions he's been asked about language over the years. Sent to him by enquiring readers from all around the globe, Michael's answers about the meanings and histories behind the quirky... more...

  • Say Chicby Francoise Blanchard; Jeremy Leven

    Scribner 2007; Not Available

    SAY CHIC ... C'est magnifique! Ever wonder why some French words have become so common in English as to be clichés ? Or why your witty repartee wouldn't be quite so witty without them? In Say Chic , Françoise Blanchard and Jeremy Leven collect more than seventy familiar French words and phrases that have become a permanent part of the... more...

  • Cheerio Tom, Dick and Harryby Ruth Wajnryb

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.26

    Written with charm and quaint wit, this study embarks on a voyage of discovery among the words that once peppered the language of baby boomers and their parents to discover why they seem to be slipping from common use. Why is it that people don't say cheerio any more? Why did they in the first place? Do people still tinker with jalopies? And... more...

  • Say Chicby Francoise Blanchard; Jeremy Leven

    Scribner 2007; Not Available

    SAY CHIC ... C'est magnifique! Ever wonder why some French words have become so common in English as to be clichés ? Or why your witty repartee wouldn't be quite so witty without them? In Say Chic , Françoise Blanchard and Jeremy Leven collect more than seventy familiar French words and phrases that have become a permanent part of the... more...

  • Grammar for Grown-upsby Katherine Fry; Rowena Kirton

    Random House 2012; US$ 16.00

    Agitated about apostrophes? Struggling with spelling? Dithering over dangling participles? Stumped by the subjunctive? Relax. Help is at hand... For native English speakers who realise that there is more to good English than meets the eye, but don't know where to start; for parents struggling to explain... more...

  • Teach Yourself Afrikaansby Helena van Schalkwyk

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 12.00

    This manual teaches students with no previous experience or knowledge of the languages in carefully graded stages and by examples or exercises and focuses on everyday Afrikaans conversation and pronunciation. more...

  • Deutsche Namenkundeby Max Gottschald; Rudolf Schützeichel

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 168.00

    Gottschald?s book is the standard German work on onomastics. It explains every German surname and its parts, and cross-referencing relates one name to another. Rudolf Schützeichel?s introduction to onomastics and an extensive and updated bibliography in the appendix round off this volume. more...

  • Essential Welsh Grammar: Teach Yourselfby Christine Jones

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 28.18

    Essential Welsh Grammar will help you get more out of your study of Welsh. more...