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  • What's In a Word?by Webb Garrison

    Thomas Nelson 2010; US$ 11.99

    Webb Garrison?s etymological journey through the origins of words and phrases, both common and obscure, is sure to fascinate wordsmiths of every stripe. more...

  • Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further observations of the tangled histor y of the English languageby Kate Burridge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 12.99

    People who love English - the way words are used and put together to create meaning; the arcane rules and infuriating exceptions; the vital, living history of the way the language has changed through the centuries to create a richness and depth that exceeds that of many other languages - are often very passionate about how it is used and how it is... more...

  • No-minute Noodler: Dag's Dictionary for Kidsby Richard Glover

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 6.99

    No-minute noodler: a kid who eats the two-minute noodles straight from the packet without even cooking them! Dinobore: a kid who can t talk about anything other than dinosaurs. Bumboozle: to confuse the issue of who it was that farted by blaming it all on the dog! A very funny book of words that should exist but don't! Includes a great do-it-yourself... more...

  • Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 2by Hua Linfu; Paul D. Buell

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 130.00

    The  Ben cao gang mu , compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518?1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically... more...

  • Lustby Media Adams

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Lust: A Dictionary for the Insatiable Once just... more...

  • Gluttonyby Media Adams

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Gluttony: A Dictionary for the Indulgent Readers... more...

  • Slothby Media Adams

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Sloth: A Dictionary for the Lazy The real dictionary?... more...

  • 500 Foreign Words & Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smartby Peter Archer

    Adams Media 2012; US$ 13.95

    Dazzle with your command of belle-lettres! Like a true sophisticate, you'd like to toss out casual bon mots to enliven your conversation. You'd like to float through cocktail parties offering your guests crudités and hors d'oeuvres , toasting to the prevailing Weltgeist and speculating on who's having an affaire de coeur . But first you... more...

  • The Words You Should Know to Sound Smartby Bobbi Bly

    Adams Media 2009; US$ 9.95

    This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as ?disestablishmentarianism,? ?descant,? and ?autodidactic? ?words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality... more...

  • The Book of Word Recordsby Asher Cantrell

    Adams Media 2013; US$ 14.95

    From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words! Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word? With The Book of Word Records , you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some... more...