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A Word A Day

Author : Anu Garg
ISBN : 1118039688
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!" -Barbara Wallraff Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court Praise for A Word a Day "AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. The people who use them have curious stories to tell too, and this collection incorporates some of the correspondence received by the editors at the AWAD site, from advice on how to outsmart your opponent in a duel (or even a truel) to a cluster of your favorite mondegreens." -John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary "A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!" -Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language Written by the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (www.wordsmith.org), this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words will delight writers, scholars, crossword puzzlers, and word buffs of every ilk. The words are grouped in intriguing categories that range from "Portmanteaux" to "Words That Make the Spell-Checker Ineffective." each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example-and many feature fascinating and hilarious commentaries by A Word A Day subscribers and the authors.

Forgotten English

Author : Jeffrey Kacirk
ISBN : 9780688166366
Genre : Reference
File Size : 23. 51 MB
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Have you ever sent a message via scandaroon, needed a nimgimmer, or fallen victim to bowelhive? Never heard of these terms? That's because they are a thing of the past. These words are alive and well, however, in Forgotten English, a charming collection of hundreds of archaic words, their definitions, and old-fashioned line drawings. For readers of Bill Bryson, Henry Beard, and Richard Lederer, Forgotten English is an eye-opening trip down a delightful etymological path. Readers learn that an ale connor sat in a puddle of ale to judge its quality, that a beemaster informed bees of any important household events, and that our ancestors had a saint for hangover sufferers, St. Bibiana, a fact pertinent to the word bibulous. Each selection is accompanied by literary excerpts demonstrating the word's usage, from sources such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, and Benjamin Franklin. Entertaining as well as educational, Forgotten English is a fascinating addition to word lovers' books.

Dirty Spanish

Author : Juan Caballero
ISBN : 9781569759530
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Mensa 10 Minute Crossword Puzzles

Author : Fred Piscop
ISBN : 9780761163220
Genre : Games
File Size : 53. 37 MB
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It's puzzle nirvana for crossword lovers who have just a few minutes to spare, but still crave a challenge. The puzzles are tough enough to be sanctioned by Mensa, the internationally famous high-IQ society, but are designed to be solvable in 10 minutes or less.

14 000 Things To Be Happy About

Author : Barbara Ann Kipfer
ISBN : 9780761154839
Genre : Self-Help
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Something to be happy about: This mesmerizing bestseller is revised and updated. Originally published 25 years ago (happy anniversary!) from a list that Barbara Ann Kipfer started making as a child, it’s the book that marries obsession with happiness. And it now has 4,000 fresh and more current reasons to be happy: Rabbit tracks in the snow. Kiteboarding and kitesurfing. Caramel gelato. Scoring super-high on a Scrabble turn. Babies burping. Summer storms. White cupcakes with multicolored sprinkles. Big red barns. 20 minutes all to yourself. No opinions, no explanations, no asides, no footnotes, editorializing, or proselytizing. Just the simple premise of a list of things that make us smile. With its chunky shape, striking black-and-white cover, and 100 whimsical illustrations by Pierre Le-Tan, the new 14,000 Things is an irresistible catalog of good thoughts completely updated to reflect today’s world—and an uplifting gift for people of all moods and all ages.

Positive Word Of The Day

Author : Notandum Publishing
ISBN : 1535164328
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The pressures of life can leave us far from feeling positive, but being intentional and deliberate in embracing and remembering positive words and events could change the trajectory of your day. This positivity journal is designed for you to record that positive word, and how you connect to it. Why it causes you to be a happier, more positive person. Choose any type of word - it could be a person's name, an action, town, an event or a feeling. As long as it encourages positive thinking for you. With a page allocated for each day of the year, space is also given write a short note as to why it is so important to you. Each page ends with a suggested declaration. If you're feeling inspired, write your own! Space is provided to let your creative juices free. Quotes are sprinkled throughout to help you maintain your momentum throughout the year. The pages not dated so you don't need to wait until the beginning of a new calendar year. Positivity can start today!

Scripta Mathematica

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ISBN : UCSD:31822020256327
Genre : Mathematics
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