Cheerio Tom, Dick and Harry: Despatches from the Hospice of Fading Words

By Ruth Wajnryb

Written with appeal and quaint wit, this research embarks on a voyage of discovery one of the phrases that when peppered the language of child boomers and their mom and dad to find why they appear to be slipping from universal use. Why is it that individuals do not say cheerio any more? Why did they within the first position? Do humans nonetheless tinker with jalopies? And no matter what occurred to Tom, Dick, and Harry, let alone all these different people who supplied such first-class conversational shorthand? packed with wonderful vignettes and fascinating etymology, this assortment is a hospice that gives a worrying shelter for once-loved phrases which are in approaching possibility of being brushed aside as tom-foolery.

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Less Than Words Can Say

By Richard Mitchell

Twenty-odd years in the past, Richard Mitchell, a professor at New Jersey’s Glassboro country university, set out on a quixotic pursuit: the rescue of the English language and the minds of these connected to the realm via it. wearing cape and masks as “The Underground Grammarian,” Mitchell sallied forth upon his e-newsletter opposed to the nonsense being spoken, written, and, certainly, inspired via the tutorial institution. (“One factor resulted in another,” as he tells it, “a entrance web page piece in The Wall highway Journal, a proÞle in Time, and different such. prior to it used to be over, The Underground Grammarian got here to be, on the planet of laptop printing, the Þrst ebook to have subscribers on each continent other than Antarctica.”) What started as a vibrant catalog of lack of awareness and inanity within the written paintings educators and their hapless scholars quickly grew to become an company of so much noble second: an research, through mordant wit and Þerce intelligence, of “what we'd usefully choose to suggest via ‘education.’” the result of Mitchell’s inquiries are as stimulating this day as they have been while Þrst articulated. His undertaking continues to be a telling explication of ways, via writing, we find concept and make wisdom. it truly is definitely the main drolly interesting.

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A City Upon a Hill: How Sermons Changed the Course of American History

By Larry Witham

The phrases That Stirred a kingdom

From colonial instances to the current, from Abraham Lincoln to Billy Graham, the sermon has been the dynamic medium in which the USA conducts its most crucial debates, motivating us to struggle wars in addition to struggle for peace and finally defining the process our heritage. A urban Upon a Hill tells the yankee tale via those robust phrases, displaying us at our best—and occasionally at our worst.

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Get Rid of your Accent: The English Pronunciation and Speech Training Guide

By Linda James, Olga Smith

Dispose of your accessory is a speech education guide for gaining knowledge of British English pronunciation. The booklet relies on a attempted and relied on procedure utilized in London drama colleges for British individuals with provincial accents to profit usual British English. It contains humourous sentences, tongue twisters, interval verses, rhyme workouts, interval photos. suitable topics are got pronunciation, elocution and phonetics.

PDF accompaniment to Audio CDs.

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The Word Snoop

By Ursula Dubosarsky

Meet the be aware Snoop. She?s rushing and bold and witty as can be?and nobody understands extra concerning the evolution of the English language than she does. fortunately, she?s spilling her secrets and techniques during this gem of a ebook. From the 1st alphabet in 4000 BC, to anagrams, palindromes, and modern day textual content messages, readers will examine all in regards to the attention-grabbing twists and turns our reasonable language has taken to develop into what it really is today.

With playful black-and-white illustrations, riddles to unravel, and codes to damage, The note Snoop is definitive evidence that phrases can spark the mind's eye and are something yet uninteresting. this can be a ebook for each aspiring author, and each precise reader.

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Dictionary of Obsolete English

This new version of the well known definitive thesaurus offers the most important to these phrases within the English language that experience both replaced their that means or been altogether discarded . . . phrases universal within the days of Chaucer, Shakespeare or Johnson . . . Even phrases recognized to Dickens and Browning, yet this present day out of date. a desirable instruction manual, now not only for the linguist and philologist, yet for everybody intrigued by way of the colourful, the unusual and the weird in our language.

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Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

By Eric Partridge

This dictionary supplies the origins of a few 20,000 goods from the trendy English vocabulary, discussing them in teams that clarify the connections among phrases derived by means of a number of routes from initially universal inventory. in addition to giving the solutions to questions on the derivation of person phrases, it's a interesting e-book to flick thru, seeing that each web page issues out hyperlinks with different entries. one can pursue such trails because the longer articles are written as non-stop prose essentially divided up via numbered paragraphs and subheadings, and there's a cautious method of cross-references. as well as the most A-Z directory, there are wide lists of prefixes, suffixes, and components utilized in the construction of recent vocabulary.

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A Cure For The Common Word: Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words

By K. D. Sullivan

Make your sick vocabulary cross from simply stable to exceptionally splendid and stupendous!

Your mind holds a magnificent vocabulary of greater than 20,000 phrases, yet likelihood is you simply use a small fraction of them. That fraction is generally full of tired oldies that experience misplaced their influence, similar to interesting, good, and <i>nice</i.. you can now rejuvenate your vocabulary and rehab your verbal abilities with this consultant for utilizing language to speak extra successfully in writing and speech.

Inside, you'll locate greater than thirty possible choices for every of the only hundred most typically overused phrases within the English language. in addition to a listing of synonyms, every one universal be aware comes with definitions, pattern sentences, witty costs, motives of why the observe fails to speak, and masses extra.

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The Book of Word Records: A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language

By Asher Cantrell

From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unmatched selection of today's maximum words!

Have you ever questioned what the longest notice within the dictionary is? Or the starting place of your go-to curse word?

With The ebook of be aware Records, you'll discover enormous quantities of unusual, grotesque, gross, and another way severe phrases that experience what it takes to damage a few severe documents. From the seven longest speeches ever given to 12 of the most well-liked passwords used at the present time, every one of those entries unearths the background at the back of the world's so much noteworthy expressions and interesting info on how they stack up opposed to the contest. You'll additionally step up your vocabulary with pronunciations, definitions, and pattern sentences for every award-winning word.

Whether you're a Scrabble champ trying to get a excessive ranking or simply are looking to provoke these round you, The ebook of be aware Records is certain to shock even the main expert wordsmith with its special superlative lists.

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Painless Grammar (Painless Series)

Combines guideline in sentence constitution with exam of a laugh expressions, and offers pointers on electronic mail verbal exchange, modifying a faculty paper, and extra. Titles in Barron’s broad Painless sequence hide a variety of topics, as they're taught at center college and highschool degrees. excellent for helping universal center criteria, those books are written for college students who locate the themes a bit of complicated, or simply desire a little additional aid. almost all these books take a lighthearted, funny method of their topics, and supply enjoyable routines together with puzzles, video games, and hard “Brain Tickler” difficulties to unravel. Bonus on-line part: comprises extra video games to problem scholars, together with Beat the Clock, a line fit video game, and a be aware scramble.

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