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Reading Style: A Life in Sentences
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Feb 27, 2014
 
The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from around the World
3.48
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Feb 12, 2013
 
Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
3.93
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Jan 01, 2013
 
Words Gone Wild: Puns, Puzzles, Poesy, Palaver, Persiflage, and Poppycock
3.75
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Sep 30, 2011
 
Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemisms
3.41
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Sep 30, 2011
 
Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms
3.59
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Sep 30, 2011
 
Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar mavens, and armchair linguists
3.40
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May 28, 2011
 
Unfortunate English: The Gloomy Truth Behind the Words You Use
3.73
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May 19, 2011
 
Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English
2.75
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May 19, 2011
 
Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and Like . . . Whatever
3.13
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May 19, 2011
 
Slam Dunks and No-Brainers
3.13
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May 19, 2011
 
Word Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture
3.47
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May 19, 2011
 
The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
4.19
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May 19, 2011
 
The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus
3.12
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May 19, 2011
 
The Poet and the Murderer
3.63
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May 19, 2011
 
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.94
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May 19, 2011
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
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May 19, 2011
 
Alphabet Juice
3.63
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May 19, 2011
 
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
4.22
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May 19, 2011
 
The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of "Proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
4.00
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May 19, 2011
 
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
3.95
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May 12, 2011
 
Language Play
3.28
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Apr 14, 2011
 
A Little Book of Language
3.69
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Jun 24, 2010
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