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  • Dictionary of the Futureby Faith Popcorn; Adam Hanft

    Hyperion 2002; US$ 14.95

    Our revved-up world isn't just changing faster than ever before, it's creating new words and new language at breakneck speed. Now, Faith Popcorn, the futurist and trend authority who is know as the Nostradamus of marketing--and Adam Hanft, author, business strategist and media critic--have created the first-ever Dictionary of the Future , a thought-provoking,... more...

  • ZOUNDS!by Mark Dunn; Sergio Aragones

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel , and from abracadabra to zoinks , Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before. Often thought of as unnecessary verbal fringe or simply linguistic decoration, interjections ( ahem , howdy , mamma mia , pshaw , tally-ho , whoop-de-do... more...

  • Top 10 of Britainby Hamlyn

    Octopus Books 2009; US$ 8.99

    From the bestselling author of "Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything" series comes a special collection of 250 unique lists that observe of the idiosyncrasies of our Isles and encompass everything British. Discover hundreds of essential, intriguing and bizarre facts about your country's most iconic subjects, including: the 10 most produced plays by Shakespeare;... more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Hamlyn

    Octopus Books 2008; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • The Insult Dictionaryby Julie Tibbott

    Readers Digest 2013; US$ 14.99

    Do you long for the days when a jerk was a ?cad?? Want to tell that ?swillbelly? to clean up his table manners and that grumbling ?glump? to stop whining? Would you like a way of saying simpleton that?s not quite so simple??ninnyhammer,? perhaps? All this nastiness and more can be found in the pages of this fun reference book. With insults ranging... more...

  • Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi", Aby Chloe Rhodes

    Readers Digest 2010; US$ 14.95

    "English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over, and goes through their pockets for loose grammar." -James D. Nicoll Organized alphabetically for easy reference, A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi" is an accessible lexicon of foreign words and phrases used in English, containing everything... more...

  • An Apple a Dayby Caroline Taggart

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    From Old Testament proverbs to modern phrases like "the best things in life are free," An Apple a Day takes a fun look at expressions that "have stood the test of time." Read through from start to finish or search through the list of hundreds of the most common proverbs, arranged from A to Z for easy reference. You'll learn about each proverb's... more...

  • The Queen's Englishby C.J. Moore

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," The Queen's English is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With The Queen's... more...

  • Opening Pandora's Boxby Ferdie Addis

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    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. With... more...

  • The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotationsby Fred Metcalf

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    This priceless collection of funny, irreverent, edifying, unedifying and piquant observations is jam-packed with hundreds of examples of business wit, wisdom and wisecracks. Used as directed, they?re guaranteed to leave your rivals and colleagues green-eyed, grudging and positively seething with admiration – while being simultaneously entertained.... more...