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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 31 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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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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Merde!: The Real French You Were Never Taught at School

Genevieve - Foreign Language Study - 1998 - 112 pages
Explains the meaning of French slang expressions, idioms, epithets, and colloquialisms
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Merde Encore!

Genevieve - Foreign Language Study - 1998 - 112 pages
Explains the meaning of French slang expressions, idioms, and colloquialisms, and identifies common French gestures
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Palindromania!

Jon Agee - Humor - 2009 - 112 pages
Presents a collection of drawings which feature palindromes, phrases that are read exactly the same forwards and backwards.
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The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

Robert Byrne - Reference - 2003 - 672 pages
An irreverent selection of humorous quotes, one-liners, definitions, and quips features words of wisdom from contributors ranging from Goethe to David Letterman on such topics ...
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