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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else." While it's still advisable to heed your English teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake??this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. Newly updated with today?s common misconceptions and available as... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95
This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains all definitions approved for DoD and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use, as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations... more...
- 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...
- 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 AragonÚs 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...