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Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Feathers¿Splendid Animal Words and Phrases

by Boze Hadleigh

We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take...


500 Funny Nicknames For Your Penis - Creative Names For Your Best Friend (Illustrated Edition)

by Finn Mario Brunswick

500 funny nicknames for your penis: Be creative and have fun! Name your penis after something funny, or give your partner's penis a name! We promise you: This book will make your day.


1,500 Greetings And Quotes For All Occasions - Sayings, Phrases And Best Wishes For Birthday, Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Wedding, Thanksgiving And More (Illustrated Edition)

by Emmie Marina Brunswick

1,500 greetings, sayings, quotes, wishes, blessings, verses... + Illustrated edition + Perfect for text messages, greeting cards, letters, speeches, emails, presentations and more "It's complete kit of inspiration!...


Phaedrus

by Plato

The Phaedrus is closely connected with the Symposium, and may be regarded either as introducing or following it. The two Dialogues together contain the whole philosophy of Plato on the nature of love, which...


Just My Typo: From "Sinning with the Choir" to "the Untied States"

by Drummond Moir

A charming collection of typographical errors, slips of the pen, and embarrassing misprints, Just My Typo celebrates the awful and the sublime mistakes that riddle our feeble human attempts at communication....


100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know

by Editors American Heritage Dictionaries

The latest offering in the 100 Words series from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this reference book helps students in the upper grades of elementary school learn the vocabulary words they...


Talking Turkey: A Food Lover's Guide to the Origins of Culinary Words and Phrases

by Robert Hendrickson

Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the world—how to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where...


How to Sound Really Clever

by Hubert van den Bergh & Sandra Howgate

How to Sound Really Clever explains and illustrates over 600 words that can outfox us, such as 'condign', 'Zelig-like' and 'agitprop'. This is the sequel to the successful How to Sound Clever (2010) which taught...


801 Things You Should Know: From Greek Philosophy to Today's Technology, Theories, Events, Discoveries, Trends, and Movements That Matter

by David Olsen

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...


The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang

by Julie Tibbott

Do you long for the days when a jerk was a “cad”? Want to tell that “swillbelly” to clean up his table manners and that grumbling “glump” to stop whining? Would you like a way of saying simpleton...


Team Talk: Sporting Words and their Origins

by Julian Walker

Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying...


Words You Should Know 2013: The 201 Words from Science, Politics, Technology, and Pop Culture That Will Change Your Life This Year

by Nicole Cammorata

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....


Intoxerated

by Paul Dickson & Brian Rea

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,...


The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words

by Justin Cord Hayes

This book is awesome awful!

Did you know that "awful" first originated as a compliment? How about the fact that it was perfectly fine for someone to defecate in their living room? Or that at one time a bully...


500 Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smart: Terms to Demonstrate Your Savoir Faire, Chutzpah, and Bravado

by Peter Archer & Linda Archer

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...


The Chicktionary

by Anna Lefler

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...


Gobbledygook

by William Wilson

Which are the two real words? And which one is fake? In this book, the reader will find hundreds of obscure, outdated, and outrageous words. But beware! Because of each three words and definitions on a given...


Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English: A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

Robert Hartwell Fiske aims to eliminate laxity in language today by way of this witty and engaging reference.

Fiske rails against "laxicographers and ding-a-linguists" who, with their misguided thinking, actually...


The Chicktionary: From A-line to Z-snap, the words every woman should know

by Anna Lefler

You're all over the definitions of "low lights," "ruching," and a "tankini." But can you spot a "Mrs. Potato Head" when you see one?

That's where The Chicktionary comes in. With the help of Anna Lefler and her...


Gobbledygook: A Dictionary That's 2/3 Accurate, 1/3 Nonsense - And 100% Up to You to Decide

by William Wilson

blad: To strike hard or buffet.

kring: To focus on with laser-like intensity.

stridhana: Under Hindi law, property belonging to a woman.

Two of these words and their definitions are right. One word and its meaning...