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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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That's Bollocks!

Albert Jack - English wit and humor - 2006 - 306 pages
Albert Jack gathers together all the strangest, sickest, funniest and most unforgettable urban legends and recounts them with his usual deadpan humour. More than just a ...
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How to Sound Really Clever: 600 Words You Need to Know

Hubert van den Bergh, Sandra Howgate - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2013 - 224 pages
Provides more than six hundred words, offering a definition, examples, and an etymological description.
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Insulting English

Peter Novobatzky, Ammon Shea - Humor - 2001 - 159 pages
Offers pronunciation, definitions, example sentences, and commentary on English vocabulary meant to insult and ridicule those on the outskirts of mainstream society or who ...
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Semantic Antics: How and Why Words Change Meaning

Sol Steinmetz - Reference - 2009 - 288 pages
"My favorite popular word book of the year" -William Safire, NY Times 6/22/2008 A fun, new approach to examining etymology! Many common English words started out with an ...
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