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Words Gone Wild: Puns, Puzzles, Poesy, Palaver, Persiflage, and Poppycock
3.67
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
International Dictionary of Obscenities: A Guide to Dirty Words and Indecent Expressions in Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian
3.63
Mar 03, 2012
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Mar 03, 2012
 
Talk Dirty French: Beyond Merde, the Curses, Slang, and Street Lingo You Need to Know When You Speak Francais
4.19
Mar 03, 2012
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Mar 03, 2012
 
You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
3.78
Jul 03, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
3.85
Sep 28, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
I Love It When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
3.37
Aug 28, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
There's a Word for It: The Explosion of the American Language Since 1900
3.56
Aug 28, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
3.75
Feb 2010
Feb 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory
3.61
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Dec 15, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
 
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
3.83
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Jul 05, 2007
 
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
4.04
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Jul 05, 2007
 
Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language
3.82
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Jul 05, 2007
 
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
3.84
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Jul 05, 2007
 
The Way We Talk Now: Commentaries on Language and Culture from NPR's Fresh Air
3.54
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Jul 05, 2007
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.83
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Jul 05, 2007
 
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.97
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Jul 05, 2007
 
Garner's Modern American Usage
4.59
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Jul 05, 2007
 
The Bride of Anguished English: A Bonanza of Bloopers, Blunders, Botches, and Boo-Boos
4.11
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Jul 09, 2007
 
The Cunning Linguist: Ribald Riddles, Lascivious Limericks, Carnal Corn, and Other Good, Clean Dirty Fun
3.69
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Jul 09, 2007
 
The Circus of Words: Acrobatic Anagrams, Parading Palindromes, Wonderful Words on a Wire, and More Lively Letter Play
3.55
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Jul 09, 2007
 
Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care
3.60
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Jul 12, 2007
 
The Language Police:  How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
3.73
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Jul 12, 2007
 
The Elements of Style
4.18
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Mar 2011
Jul 12, 2007
 
Language Myths
3.62
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Jul 12, 2007
 
Merriam Webster's Pocket Rhyming Dictionary
4.40
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Jul 14, 2007
 
What in the Word? Wordplay, Word Lore, and Answers to Your Peskiest Questions about Language
3.78
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Jul 17, 2007
 
The Secret Lives of Words
3.53
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Jul 17, 2007
 
Word Court: Wherein Verbal Virtue Is Rewarded, Crimes Against the Language Are Punished, and Poetic Justice Is Done
3.61
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Jul 17, 2007
 
Word Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture
3.54
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Jul 17, 2007
 
Loose Cannons, Red Herrings, and Other Lost Metaphors
3.75
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Jul 17, 2007
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