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I Never Knew There Was a Word For It

Adam Jacot de Boinod - Humor - 2010 - 800 pages
From 'shotclog', a Yorkshire term for a companion only tolerated because he is paying for the drinks, to Albanian having 29 words to describe different kinds of eyebrows, the ...
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Toujours Tingo: Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World

Adam Jacot de Boinod - Humor - 2007 - 336 pages
Why would Germans accuse you of being like the donkey getting cross with a rabbit? Who would a Spaniard tell to go and fry asparagus? And when might the French claim they are ...
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The Wonder of Whiffling: (and other extraordinary words in the English language)

Adam Jacot de Boinod - Humor - 2009 - 256 pages
The Wonder of Whiffling is a hugely enjoyable, surprising and rewarding tour of English around the globe (with fine coinages from our English-speaking cousins across the pond ...
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Word Fugitives

Barbara Wallraff - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2009 - 208 pages
Despite the many thousands of dictionary words at our disposal, our language can be dismayingly inadequate. How many times have you searched for a word that means just what you ...
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Much Ado about English: Up and Down the Bizarre Byways of a Fascinating Language

Richard Watson Todd - Humor - 2006 - 148 pages
A lighthearted celebration of the euphemisms, metaphors, and double negatives of the English language considers its inconsistencies, the characteristics of an antimetabole, and ...
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The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel

Adam Langer - Fiction - 2010 - 259 pages
The famously false memoirs of James Frey may be yesterday’s news, but as this funny riff reminds us, literary fakes are as old as literature itself. Ian Minot is an aspiring ...
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That's Amore!: The Language of Love for Lovers of Language

Erin McKean - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2009 - 112 pages
Love is a defining human quality, one that is inherent to all cultures. Expressions of love are powerful and magical, wherever you live and whatever language you speak. That's ...
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Lynne Truss - Humor - 2004 - 240 pages
The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our world—period. In Eats ...
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