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Who Put The Butter In Butterfly?: ... And other Fearless Investigations in

by David Feldman

The English language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar: cooties, doozies, and heepie-jeebies; finks and funks; mugwumps and muumuus; deep six and cloud nine....


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...


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,...


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

by David Olsen

Lots of people need a quick and authoritative way to identify and define the most troublesome common words. The usual approach- stalling for time until you can grasp the context of what the person has just said-has...


English as a Second F*cking Language

by Sterling Johnson

America swears by it!

In the English language, swearing is essential to effective communication. Whether you want to succeed in business, school, or social circles, a strong command of vocabulary is absolutely...


The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins

by Phil Cousineau

To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint...


Dictionary of the Future: The Words, Terms, and Trends That Define the Way We'll Live, Work, and Talk

by Faith Popcorn

Our revved-up world isn't just changing faster than ever before, it's creating new words and new language at breakneck speed. Now, Faith Popcorn, the futurist and trend authority who is know as the Nostradamus...


Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know

by Edward Fiske

Starting off with a powerful vocabulary is the best way to prepare for a successful, stress-free time in high school. High school opens a world of new ideas and experiences-along with more challenging and sophisticated...


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...


Wordcatcher: An Odyssey Into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words

by Phil Cousineau

Who knew that the great country of Canada is named for a mistake? How about "bedswerver," the best Elizabethan insult to hurl at a cheating boyfriend? By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words...


Word Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture

by Paul McFedries

Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world. Words define us, our actions, even our existence. And just when you think that you have all the words...


When Words Matter Most: Thoughtful Words and Deeds to Express Just the Right Thing at Just the Right Tim e

by Robyn Freedman Spizman

This book explores the art of finding the right words and actions at the right time--an invaluable handbook for expressing compassion, kindness, caring, and congratulations to friends and family, neighbors and...


Favorite Words of Famous People: A Celebration of Superior Words from Writers, Educators, Scientists, and Humorists

by Lewis Burke Burke Frumkes

The favorite words of 250 of the best and brightest contemporary thinkers and creators are collected in this volume that no self-respecting word lover should be without. From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...


A Million Words And Counting: How Global English Is Rewriting The World

by Paul J. Payack

From Babel to Babble . . . Everyone is Speaking English

In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark. That shouldn't come as a surprise since over a billion Earthlings speak English (no one knows...


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...


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...


There's a Word for It: The Explosion of the American Language Since 1900

by Sol Steinmetz

Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most...


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...


The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues

by George Choundas

Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail.

Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language....