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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
By Gotham Books
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mpn: 9781592402038, ean: 9781592402038, isbn: 1592402038,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
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, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our c...


Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter
Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter
By imusti
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ean: 9780141047713, isbn: 0141047712,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Everything from Beowulf to Bronte rewritten/ruined in twenty Tweets or less in Twitterature, the hilarious expression of every book-lovers' fear of the digital age, by Alexander Acima and Emmett Rensin. From Oedipus: PARTY IN THEBES!!! Nobody cares I...


Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic
Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic
By Little, Elizabeth
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mpn: NUSBK20160901-C091453, ean: 9780385527743, isbn: 0385527748,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
When Chinese shopkeepers tried to find a written equivalent of Coca-Cola, one set of characters they chose was pronounced “ke-kou ke-la.” It sounded right, but it literally translated as “bite the wax tadpole.” Language, like travel, is alway...


The Wee Book O'Scottish Mindfooness
The Wee Book O'Scottish Mindfooness
By Forth Books
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ean: 9781909266070, isbn: 1909266078,

NA...


How to Talk Jewish
How to Talk Jewish
By St. Martin's Griffin
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ean: 9780312072360, isbn: 0312072368,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
Jackie Mason has built his Tony Award-winning career out of the culture and language of Jewish people, so who better to instruct the unindoctrinated in the joys of Yiddish? How to Talk Jewish, a guide to 100 Yiddish words, phrases, and expressions, i...


The Greeks Had a Word for It: Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without
The Greeks Had a Word for It: Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without
By imusti
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ean: 9780552172431, isbn: 055217243X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
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 check to see if anyone is coming. Maybe you’re struggling to express ...


What the Dickens?!: Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them
What the Dickens?!: Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them
By imusti
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ean: 9780762460779, isbn: 0762460776,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Featuring the quirkiest specimens in the Dickensian lexicon and culled from Charles Dickens' classic works, What the Dickens?! is a literary romp through the twisty alleyways of the Victorian vernacular. What larks! Dive into the world of literature'...


The Big Book of THE: (or, ''THE Through THE Ages'')
The Big Book of THE: (or, "THE Through THE Ages")
By Independently published
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ean: 9781977037879, isbn: 1977037879,

"People blink when they see this book. What is it? It's an elaborate grammatical joke, that's what, and a must for all postmodern libraries... whatever those are. It's great for reading on a train or plane, or any trip. Put this book at the top of yo...


Sketchbook: Life Is Sweet (Cakes and Pastries) 8x10 - BLANK JOURNAL NO LINES - unlined, unruled pages (Life Is Sweet Sketchbook Series)
Sketchbook: Life Is Sweet (Cakes and Pastries) 8x10 - BLANK JOURNAL NO LINES - unlined, unruled pages (Life Is Sweet Sketchbook Series)
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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ean: 9781548823122, isbn: 1548823120,

Express your creativity with this softcover sketchbook. Blank pages with no lines - yours to fill. Perfect for sketches, drawings, notes, to-do lists and more. Ideal for light drawing and sketching with pens and pencils; not for markers or paints. Fo...


How to swear & love in Dutch
How to swear & love in Dutch
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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ean: 9781544093727, isbn: 1544093721,

The most hilarious travel guide you need, when on the road in Belgium or the Netherlands. Whether you want to flirt with someone, get them in your bed ("I do regret it"), know what to say on a wedding ("You're the worst best man"), in a restaurant, l...


Palindromania!
Palindromania!
By Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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ean: 9780374357306, isbn: 0374357307,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
The ultimate celebration for the palindromic year 2002!What exactly is "palindromania"? It's the inability to see the word STRAW without thinking WARTS. It's the powerful impulse to reverse the name OPRAH to make it HARPO. It's the uncontrollable urg...


Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English
Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English
By PENGUIN GROUP
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mpn: 46775396, ean: 9780141978970, isbn: 014197897X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Nothing inflames language purists like an illogical irregardless or a hideous otherization. To a purist these are "howlers" and "non-words," fit only for scorn. But in their rush to condemn such terms, are the nay-sayers missing something? This provo...


Listening to Rural Midwestern Idioms/Folk Sayings
Listening to Rural Midwestern Idioms/Folk Sayings
By Images Unlimited Publishing
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ean: 9780930643348, isbn: 0930643348,

Growing up in a small town in northeast Nebraska, author Bob Bohlken was surrounded by country folk and their colorful language. Many of their curious expressions and down-home sayings are no longer commonplace, as they have faded with time and devel...


The Book of Prison Slang!: From AB to Zu-Zus
The Book of Prison Slang!: From AB to Zu-Zus
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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ean: 9781534851788, isbn: 153485178X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Prisoners have their own language. Part of this is because of the fact that prison is the ultimate “melting pot”. In the free world people tend to intermingle with people that are already within their own groups. In prison there is no such luxury...


I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: Anniversary Special (BBC Radio Collection)
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: Anniversary Special (BBC Radio Collection)
By BBC Books
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ean: 9780563528531, isbn: 0563528532,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
To celebrate 30 years, this special programme was recorded at London's Playhouse Theatre. It featured Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Stephen Fry being given silly things to do by Humphrey Lyttelton....


Big Ass Notebook: 500 Pages, Extra Large Notebook, Journal, Diary, Ruled, Plum Pudding, Soft Cover (7 x 10) (Funny Journal)
Big Ass Notebook: 500 Pages, Extra Large Notebook, Journal, Diary, Ruled, Plum Pudding, Soft Cover (7 x 10) (Funny Journal)
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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ean: 9781546329985, isbn: 1546329986,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
A Gigantic Notebook - 500 Pages Softcover Paperback This all-purpose journal notebook is perfect as a daily notebook, life planner, gratitude journal, diary, sketchbook, and more!This high-quality, humongus notebook can serve as an all-purpose n...


The Dictionary of the Asian Language
The Dictionary of the Asian Language
By Blacksmith Books
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ean: 9789881613981, isbn: 9881613981,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
There is no single Asian language. But plenty of vogue words from this booming continent are entering English. Did you know there is a flower named after former dictator Kim Jong-il? The Chinese have a word – shengnu, literally leftover – for the...


Does a Bear Sh*t in the Woods?: Answers to Rhetorical Questions
Does a Bear Sh*t in the Woods?: Answers to Rhetorical Questions
By Plume
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780452297074, isbn: 0452297079,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Serious answers to rhetorical questions--what's not to like? For those of us who have long wondered where bears go to take care of their business, if the Pope is actually Catholic, or whether anyone is really made of money, Caroline Taggart provide...


A Dictionary of RAF Slang
A Dictionary of RAF Slang
By PENGUIN GROUP
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ean: 9781405930598, isbn: 1405930594,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the gloriously funny slang which was part of everyday life in two world wars.Passion-killers: Airwomen's service knickers, whether twilights (the lighter, s...


Irishisms: Blather, Blarney, Blessings and Everything Else we Say in Ireland
Irishisms: Blather, Blarney, Blessings and Everything Else we Say in Ireland
By Gill Books / Gill & Macmillan Ltd.
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ean: 9780717175512, isbn: 0717175510,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
While officially Ireland has two languages, in truth is it is probably closer to three: English, Irish, and Irish-English (Hiberno-English). And it is this third language, Irish-English, that most Irish now speak. This book examines many of the words...



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