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Just My Typo
Just My Typo
Written by Drummond Moir
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385346603
Our Price: $11.99
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Just My Typo
From "Sinning with the Choir" to "the Untied States"
Written by Drummond Moir


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

A charming collection of typographical errors, slips of the pen, and embarrassing misprints, Just My Typo celebrates the awful and the sublime mistakes that riddle our feeble human attempts at communication.
 

It's time to accept the truth: typos are everywhere. Legal documents are riddled with errors, headlines of respectable... Read more >
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Just My Typo
Just My Typo
Written by Drummond Moir
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385346610
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Just My Typo
From "Sinning with the Choir" to "the Untied States"
Written by Drummond Moir


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $9.99

A charming collection of typographical errors, slips of the pen, and embarrassing misprints, Just My Typo celebrates the awful and the sublime mistakes that riddle our feeble human attempts at communication.
 

It's time to accept the truth: typos are everywhere. Legal documents are riddled with errors, headlines of respectable... Read more >
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Word Power Made Easy
Word Power Made Easy
Written by Norman Lewis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307817495
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Word Power Made Easy
The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary
Written by Norman Lewis


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $7.99

The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an... Read more >
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Team Talk
Sporting Words and their Origins
Written by Julian Walker


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process terminologies developed to refer to these new standardized... Read more >
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Intoxerated
Intoxerated
Written by Paul Dickson, Illustrated by Brian Rea
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612191430
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Intoxerated

Written by Paul Dickson
Illustrated by Brian Rea


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $14.95

A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: Drunk

A record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, three sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are just the beginning...With an introduction by the wise-guy lexicographer himself, Paul Dickson, and illustrations by renowned... Read more >
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Intoxerated

Written by Paul Dickson
Illustrated by Brian Rea


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $14.95

A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: Drunk

A record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, three sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are just the beginning...With an introduction by the wise-guy lexicographer himself, Paul Dickson, and illustrations by renowned... Read more >
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Team Talk
Team Talk
Written by Julian Walker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780747808343
Our Price: $14.95
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Team Talk
Sporting Words and their Origins
Written by Julian Walker


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $14.95

Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process terminologies developed to refer to these new standardized... Read more >
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All In A Word
100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words
Written by Vivian Cook


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $15.95

Delve into the hidden nature of words: 
An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun
 

Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some... Read more >
There's a Word for It
There's a Word for It
Written by Sol Steinmetz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307717634
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There's a Word for It
The Explosion of the American Language Since 1900
Written by Sol Steinmetz


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $11.99

Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most vital, inventive, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical Big Bang (1950) since the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal... Read more >
Drunk
Drunk
Written by Paul Dickson, Illustrated by Brian Rea
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781933633756
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Drunk
The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary
Written by Paul Dickson
Illustrated by Brian Rea


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $19.95

Here it is: from a Guinness World Records holder, the most English synonyms ever recorded for a single word—“drunk.”

Wise-guy lexicographer Paul Dickson, a consulting editor at Merriam-Webster, has long held the record for collecting the "Most Synonyms" for any term in the English language. He made the Guinness Book... Read more >
Semantic Antics
Semantic Antics
Written by Sol Steinmetz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307497789
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Semantic Antics
How and Why Words Change Meaning
Written by Sol Steinmetz


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $13.99

"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 entirely different meaning than the one we know today. For example:

The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E. as a synonym for 'diamond,' very different... Read more >
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