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Historical Dictionary of Track and Field

by Peter Matthews

The Historical Dictionary of Track and Field covers the history of this sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced...


The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

by Stanley Newman & Daniel Stark

With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the...


Vocabulary For Dummies

by Laurie E. Rozakis

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...


Words You Should Know How to Spell: An A to Z Guide to Perfect Spelling

by David Hatcher & Jane Mallison

Ceilling. Beleive. Scissers.

Do you have trouble spelling everyday words? Is your spell check on overdrive? Well, this easy-to-use dictionary is just what you need! Organized with speed and convenience in mind,...


New American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated)

by Philip Morehead

Published in hardcover as The Penguin Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form, this new paperback edition of the 20-million-copy bestselling thesaurus has been fully revised, expanded, and updated for the...


British English from A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English

by Norman W. Schur

For readers, travelers, and Anglophiles everywhere, this entertaining and authoritative resource is a cultural delight. Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture,...


Webster's New World Robert's Rules of Order Simplified and Applied, 2nd Edition

by RM Productions

This is the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure, now with new information on effective and reliable procedures for nominations, elections, ballots, balloting, and ballot counting.


Words You Don't Know: Humorous Essays Involving Rare Words, Swear Words, Wrong Words, Long Words, Curse Words, Terse Words, Legal Words, Regal Words,

by Robin Bloor

In 23 chapters and 202 pages, author Robin Bloor shines a light on nearly 300 of the least known words in the English language, illuminating the history and mystery of each in short, humorous essays.


The Words You Should Know to Sound Smart: 1200 Essential Words Every Sophisticated Person Should Be Able to Use

by Bobbi Bly

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,"...


As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang, Invective & Euphemism

by Peter Nicholas Liptak & Si Woo Lee

As much as a Rat's Tail: Korean slang, invective & euphemism- the "Insider's guide"

An irreverent look at Language within Culture

Get 'street' with A Rat's Tail - Learn what the kids are really saying, all...


The Other Dictionary: A Dictionary of Hitherto Unrecorded Meanings and Interpretations of a Selection of Words in the English Language

by Marc Loewenthal

This is a dictionary different from any dictionary that you've used before. You may use dictionaries to find definitions, check spelling, assess usage or just confirm what you think already. You will do none...


The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists

by Sarah Cypher

Become a revision-savvy writer with the help of The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists. It decodes, defines, and provides helpful examples of the editorial jargon used in writing workshops,...


The Dictionary of Nautical, University, Gypsy and Other Vulgar Tongues

by John Camden Hotten

This is not a book about history. It IS history. First published in 1859, it is literally a snapshot of the language used by the 18th and 19th Century common man. With it, you can enter into his world as he...


The Little Red Book of Very Dirty Words

by Alexis Munier

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,...


The Big Black Book of Very Dirty Words

by Alexis Munier

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...


Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits: Unfamiliar Terms for Familiar Things

by Ph.D., Rod L. Evans

Have you been guilty of catachresis* at work? Have you defenestrated* your dictionary in frustration? Do you have phloem bundles* stuck in your diastema*? Scratching your occiput* now?

Rod L. Evans's Thingamajigs...


War Slang: American Fighting Words & Phrases Since the Civil War, Third Edition

by Paul Dickson

From the homegrown "boodle" of the 19th century to current "misunderstandistan" in the Middle East, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic....


The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins & Michael Grayson

Birdwatchers often come across bird names that include a person's name, either in the vernacular (English) name or latinised in the scientific nomenclature. Such names are properly called eponyms, and few people...


Historical Dictionary of Sikhism

by Louis E. Fenech & W. H. McLeod

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries...


Routledge German Dictionary of Chemistry and Chemical Technology Worterbuch Chemie und Chemische Technik: Vol 1: German-English

by Technische Universitat Dreden

Both volumes of this dictionary consists of some 63,000 and over 100,000 translations from all the main areas of chemistry and chemical technology including: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology,...