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  • The Penguin Dictionary of Judaismby Nicholas De Lange

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.65

    The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought.... more...

  • A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthologyby Samuel Johnson; David Crystal

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 21.14

    Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen... more...

  • Children's Illustrated Dictionaryby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2009; Not Available

    A child's perfect dictionary Thousands of fascinating entries, definitions, photographs and pictures make this dictionary essential reference for readers, writers and curious minds of all ages. Organised like a traditional dictionary from A to Z, clear descriptions and examples explain and illustrate everything from Astronaut to Zoo. Perfect... more...

  • The Chicktionaryby Anna Lefler

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 13.95 US$ 11.44

    Most ladies know the definitions of "low lights," "ruching," and a "tankini." But do they know an "Efron" when they see one? With the Chicktionary, readers will know just what to do and what to expect when faced with terms like: - S**t Show - Denim Rage - VPL - Silpada Party - GNO - Zuckerman - Batcave - Frumping - Martha - Trout Pout -... more...

  • The Little Red Book of Very Dirty Wordsby Alexis Munier

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 8.95 US$ 7.34

    Inside this book: The dirtiest words in the English language! And we're not just talking about those infamous seven words you can't say on TV. We're talking about more than 1,000 of the blessedly profane insults, obscenities, and vulgarities that make English the richest--and raunchiest--language on earth. In this book, you'll find the dirtiest of... more...

  • The Big Black Book of Very Dirty Wordsby Alexis Munier

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.90

    Airplane Blonde. Intercorpse. Prostitot. Queef. Rainbow Kiss. There's a big world of obscenity out there--and you'll explore every profane nook and cranny in this compilation. We're talking about more than 2,000 insults, obscenities, and vulgarities raw enough to make even the most unflappable linguist blush. Forget grammar school swearing; this is... more...

  • Italian Business Dictionaryby Morry Sofer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Up-to-date business terms including banking, the internet, computers, accounting, insurance, real estate, taxes, and more, designed to facilitate communication and cross linguistic barriers. more...

  • Spanish Chemical and Pharmaceutical Glossaryby Hilda Zayas

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    With over 26,000 chemical and pharmaceutical terms, this modern, easy-to-use English and Spanish glossary is an indispensable resource for pharmacists, physicians, scientists, health care professionals, and anyone else who works in these or related fields. more...

  • Kitchen Table Lingoby The English Project

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    With an afterword by David Crystal and contributions from Philip Pullman, Jilly Cooper, Jeremy Vine and Meera Syal, all life is here. Become part of the Kitchen Table Lingo community and write your words in now! 'Seen the bloke with the bedooftey bum?' 'More testiculating on Newsnight ......' Does it sometimes seem like your family... more...

  • Intoxeratedby Paul Dickson; Brian Rea

    Melville House 2012; US$ 14.95

    A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: Drunk A record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, three sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are just the beginning....With an introduction by the wise-guy lexicographer himself, Paul Dickson, and illustrations... more...