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  • McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbsby Richard Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 26.00

    Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill?s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains... more...

  • Dirty Spanishby Juan Caballero

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 10.00

    GET D!RTY! Next time you?re traveling or just chattin? in Spanish with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: • cool slang • funny insults • explicit sex terms • raw swear words Dirty Spanish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Spain and... more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Czechby Franti?ek Cermák; Michal Kren

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary Czech is an invaluable tool for all learners of Czech, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language. more...

  • McGraw-Hill's Conversational American Englishby Richard Spears; Betty Birner; Steven Kleinedler; Luc Nisset

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 16.00

    Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to... more...

  • The Official Dictionary of Unofficial Englishby Grant Barrett

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 14.95

    The words come from different countries where English is spoken, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa, and others The author's website has received more than 1.2 million hits since its launch in 2004, and he is frequently interviewed about language in publications such as the New York Times more...

  • Vocabulary For Dummiesby Laurie E. Rozakis

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    Someone just called you captious. Should you be flattered? Considering your extreme lactose intolerance, is it a good idea to order veau au béchamel from a French menu? Calumny is to slander as obloquy is to a) flattery, b) sermon, or c) invective? You’ve just heard that your new boss is a real martinet, should you be worried or excited... more...

  • The Fly-Fisher's Companionby Darrel Martin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 29.95

    Who says that fly fishing is as easy as A-B-C? In a sport laden with strange and obscure terminology such as ocelli , dapping , harling , and more, the language of fly fishing is complex and vibrant, which runs the risk of potentially being confusing. Luckily, Old and Middle English professor Darrel Martin has combined his love for words with... more...

  • Straight from the Fridge, Dadby Max Decharne

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex,... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 9.95

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers of the present work:... more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    From one of the world?s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word ?tantalize? derived? One of the English language?s most skilled writers guides... more...