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  • The Big Black Book of Very Dirty Wordsby Alexis Munier

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.25

    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... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Nigerby Abdourahmane Idrissa; Samuel Decalo

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 161.50

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Niger covers the history of the peoples of the Republic of Niger from medieval times to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries covering elements of pre-colonial and colonial... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Skiingby E. John B. Allen

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 103.50

    The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congoby John F. Clark; Samuel Decalo

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 138.50

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo provides a comprehensive set of references on the country’s history, politics, economics, and culture. It traces the careers of the country’s leading personalities into the era following the democratic experiment of the 1990s. It updates the country’s social, economic,... more...

  • NFL Head Coachesby John Maxymuk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    The 466 men who have held the increasingly demanding and prestigious position of Head Coach in the National Football League and the two leagues that merged into it (the All America Football Conference of the 1940s and the American Football League of the 1960s) form an exclusive club. This book essentially answers three questions about every professional... more...

  • What Made The Crocodile Cry?by Susie Dent

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 12.99

    Sparkling with insight and linguistic curiosity, this delightful compendium answers 101 of the most intriguing questions about the English language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage. Irresistible to anyone with an interest in the words around them. more...