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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pictorial Webster's Pocket Dictionaryby John M. Carrera

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    Since its publication in 2009, Pictorial Webster's has captivated legions of readers with its vintage charm. Now a selection of over 200 gorgeous engravings that once graced the pages of 19th-century Webster's dictionaries are gathered in this treasure trove of visual wonders. This short reference book is perfect for scholars, designers, and anyone... 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...

  • Bertrand Russell's Dictionary of Mind, Matter and Moralsby Bertrand Russell

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This dictionary contains more than 1000 selections from over 100 of Russell?s books and articles. It serves as an introduction to Russell?s brilliance in analysis, argument, and exposition which develops a clear notion of his method of approach, his fundamental principles and many of his leading ideas. Found here are definitions and terms reflected... more...

  • Tyrannosaurus Lexby Rod L. Evans

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 11.99

    Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words! Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology?the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words?featuring: ? A wealth of witty anagrams, palindromes, and puns ? Clever paraprosdokians: sentences with surprising endings (?I?ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn?t... more...

  • McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressionsby Richard Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 29.00

    More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill?s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden... more...