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  • The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Editionby Christine Ammer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.95

    Fifteen years after the publication of the first edition of the American HeritageŽ Dictionary of Idioms, author Christine Ammer has extensively updated and expanded her original text, making over 1500 revisions and adding hundreds of new entries (such as couch potato, elephant in the room, senior moment, and think outside the box) to keep up... 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...

  • The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectivesby Eugene Ehrlich

    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...

  • 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...

  • Chic-tionaryby Stephanie Simons; Malia Carter

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    Chic-tionary is a darling little dictionary of fashion and beauty words you never knew existed. It takes its inspiration from the peculiar and amusing language of fashion people like Tyra Banks ( smize ), Man Repeller ( arm party ), and André Leon Tally ( dreckitude ), and contains more than two hundred made-up acronyms, abbreviations, and afflictions... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failuresby Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures covers the history of intelligence failures through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on such topics as the Six Day War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and 9/11. more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881. In this book , Ambrose Bierce skewers far more the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a centry later. more...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Liffby Douglas Adams; John Lloyd

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.99

    Does the sensation of Tingrith (1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny (2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck (3) without causing a Toronto (4)? Will you suffer from Kettering (5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn?t know that there are words for them.... more...

  • German Phrases For Dummiesby Paulina Christensen; Anne Fox

    Wiley 2005; US$ 7.99

    Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak German - instantly! Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time. Discover how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time,... more...

  • Scientifically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 83.95

    In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of science. Entertaining and informative, Scientifically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations, Second Edition contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. The largest compilation of published science... more...