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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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The Story of English in 100 Words
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David Crystal
 
Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful...
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The Disappearing Dictionary: A...
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David Crystal
 
A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever.
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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious...
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John Wright
 
A witty tribute to the history, construction and joyousness of the Latin names that describe our natural world.
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The Word at War: World War Two in 100...
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Philip Gooden; Peter Lewis
 
War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the 'Dunkirk spirit' whenever the country is faced with major...
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The English Language
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Charles Barber; Joan Beal; Philip Shaw
 
This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.
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Latin alive
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Solodow, J.B.
 
This is the story of how Latin developed into modern French, Spanish, and Italian, and deeply affected English as well. Although the Romance languages evolved directly...
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Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction...
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Rodney J Decker
 
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Corpus of Eastern Kharosti and...
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Ware's Victorian Dictionary of Slang...
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J. Redding Ware; John Simpson
 
Ware's dictionary, first published in 1909, is a treasure trove of the everyday language of the nineteenth century. Reproduced in facsimile with an introduction by John Simpson, Chief Editor of...
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Many a True Word
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Richard Anthony Baker
 
From the author of the BBC Radio News house style guide comes a fascinating guide to the English language.
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The Queen's English: And How to Use It
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Bernard C. Lamb
 
The Queen's English shows how the English language, when used properly, has great power to instruct, move and entertain people, but used incorrectly, can lead to a lack of clarity...
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When the World Spoke French
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Marc Fumaroli; Richard Howard
 
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Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary...
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Klein Ernest
 
A clear and concise work on the origins of Hebrew words and their sense development. Each of the c. 32,000 entries is first given in its Hebrew form, then translated...
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