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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 37 related to Reading the Oxford English Dictionary: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages.   

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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Depraved English: The Most Disgusting and Hilarious Word Book Ever

Peter Novobatzky, Ammon Shea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2014 - 164 pages
From aboiement to zooerastia, a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea ...
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The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No ...

Ammon Shea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 240 pages
Read Ammon Shea's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. A surprising, lively, and rich history of that ubiquitous doorstop that most of us take for granted. Ammon ...
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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

Ammon Shea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2014 - 272 pages
The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language “mistakes” and how they came to be accepted as correct—or not. English is a glorious mess of a language ...
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Bullshit: A Lexicon

Mark Peters Phd - Humor - 2015 - 208 pages
An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker-contributing cartoonist ...
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The Greeks Had a Word For It: Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without

Andrew Taylor - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2015 - 208 pages
Do you ever search in vain for exactly the right word? Perhaps you want to articulate the vague desire to be far away. Or you can’t quite convey that odd urge to go outside and ...
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What the Dickens?!: Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them

Bryan Kozlowski - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2016 - 224 pages
GRAB A BUMPER, FORGET YOUR FANTEEGS, AND ROAM AT A FOOT-PACE THROUGH THE TWISTY ALLEYWAYS OF THE VICTORIAN VERNACULAR! What larks! Dive into the world of literature's ultimate ...
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LOL: Losing Our Language

Jack Brennan - Humor - 2016 - 144 pages
LOL is a tongue-in-cheek look at language trends in the wireless age through the jaundiced eye of a self-hating Luddite and grammar scold. LOL: Losing Our Language is an ...
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