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  • Words You Should Know 2013by Nicole Cammorata

    Adams Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    The most influential words and phrases of 2013! Every day, hundreds of new words join our vocabulary, whether they're scientific creations, cultural terms, or politically and historically charged additions. With Words You Should Know 2013 , you will not only be able to keep up with the changing language, but also discover how these important concepts... more...

  • Geektionaryby Gregory Bergman; Josh Lambert

    Adams Media 2010; US$ 7.99

    "The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!" Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports, comics, or computers, geekspeak is full of mysterious words and phrases. But now there's an easy way to understand what it's all about.... more...

  • 801 Things You Should Knowby David Olsen

    Adams Media 2013; US$ 10.99

    Discover how the world's biggest ideas, inventions, and actions changed the course of history! What would life be like if the Age of Reason never challenged others to think differently, if the Industrial Revolution never happened, or if the New York Stock Exchange never came into existence? 801 Things You Should Know gives you the lowdown on... more...

  • ManWordsby Jeremy Greenberg

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.99

    So your bros are hanging around the grill, shooting the shit while putting back brews from a pony keg. The air's heavy with barbecue sauce, stale belches, and testosterone. And you want to sound manly, like you read Maxim , not GQ . Like you watch football, not gymnastics. You want to use words like "crack-back," "low rider," and "mojo." You need... 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$ 10.99

    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...

  • The Whisky Dictionaryby Iain Hector Ross

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Whisky Dictionary is both a celebration of the world of whisky and a window into it. Iain Hector Ross has ranged deep, far and wide into the industry to capture whisky speak in a single guide. He has literally climbed inside the distilling process to feel the heat, savour the aromas and absorb the words that swirl around the making and sharing... more...

  • 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Manglesby Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 6.72

    “You mean delegate , not relegate , right?”  “I think the word is cachet , not cache .”   At one time or another we’ve all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents fifty pairs of words that people have trouble getting right... more...

  • A Maori Word A Dayby Hemi Kelly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 14.09

    A Maori Word a Day offers an easy, instant and motivating entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 Maori words, you will learn the following: - English translations - Word category, notes and background information - Sample sentences, in both te reo Maori and English Exploring the most common, modern and colloquial words in Maori today,... more...

  • The Raupo Book Of Maori Proverbsby A W Reed; Timoti Karetu; A E Brougham

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 11.27

    Proverbs (or whakatauki) express the wisdom, wit and commonsense of the Maori people. They are of great value and inspiration to writers, story-tellers and anyone speaking in a Maori setting.Several hundred proverbs are contained in The Raupo Book of Maori Proverbs, categorised under a large number of diverse headings, with translations and explanations... more...