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The Merriam Webster New Book Of Word Histories

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 0877796033
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"A gold mine of word histories for reference or browsing. Covers the origins of 1,500 words. Over 600 engagingly written articles. Explore the stories behind our vocabulary."

Word By Word

Author : Kory Stamper
ISBN : 9781101870952
Genre : Reference
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“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.

The Merriam Webster Book Of Word Histories

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ISBN : OCLC:773061375
Genre : English language
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Webster S New Explorer Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 1892859661
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Fascinating articles, written in a witty, conversational style, describe how English words have come to us from other languages and evolved over time. Also described are words, like "workaholic," which have been coined only recently. This is an invaluable volume for students and amateur clymologists alike.

Merriam Webster S School Dictionary

Author : Merriam-Webster
ISBN : 0877796807
Genre : Education
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A study aid for students, this dictionary provides up-to-date content, word guidance, and comprehensive coverage of meanings, spellings, and pronunciations.

Merriam Webster S Dictionary Of Basic English

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 0877797315
Genre : Reference
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Defines the core vocabulary of English words and phrases, and includes synonyms and brief word histories.

Merriam Webster S Intermediate Dictionary

Author : Merriam-Webster
ISBN : 0877796971
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The next step in refining language skills, this fully revised illustrated dictionary focuses on the needs of students in grades 6-8. Expanded word coverage and more advanced dictionary features are presented in ways to help students ages 11-14 read, write, and speak effectively. * Nearly 70,000 entries including new words and definitions from the fields of science, technology, entertainment, and health * More than 22,000 usage examples * More than 1,000 illustrations * Abundant word history paragraphs and synonym paragraphs

Merriam Webster S First Dictionary

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 0877792747
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces young readers to approximately three thousand words in a revised reference which includes definitions, common phrases, and usage examples in age-appropriate language.

A Brief History Of Feminism

Author : Patu
ISBN : 9780262343527
Genre : Social Science
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The history of feminism? The right to vote, Susan B. Anthony, Gloria Steinem, white pantsuits? Oh, but there's so much more. And we need to know about it, especially now. In pithy text and pithier comics, A Brief History of Feminism engages us, educates us, makes us laugh, and makes us angry. It begins with antiquity and the early days of Judeo-Christianity. (Mary Magdalene questions the maleness of Jesus's inner circle: "People will end up getting the notion you don't want women to be priests." Jesus: "Really, Mary, do you always have to be so negative?") It continues through the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Enlightenment ("Liberty, equality, fraternity!" "But fraternity means brotherhood!"). It covers the beginnings of an organized women's movement in the nineteenth century, second-wave Feminism, queer feminism, and third-wave Feminism. Along the way, we learn about important figures: Olympe de Gouges, author of the "Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen" (guillotined by Robespierre); Flora Tristan, who linked the oppression of women and the oppression of the proletariat before Marx and Engels set pen to paper; and the poet Audre Lorde, who pointed to the racial obliviousness of mainstream feminism in the 1970s and 1980s. We learn about bourgeois and working-class issues, and the angry racism of some American feminists when black men got the vote before women did. We see God as a long-bearded old man emerging from a cloud (and once, as a woman with her hair in curlers). And we learn the story so far of a history that is still being written.

Webster S New Explorer Large Print Dictionary

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 159695146X
Genre : Reference
File Size : 56. 59 MB
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A large print English language dictionary which includes definitions and pronunciations of over 40,000 words.

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