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The Criminal Alphabet
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Noel "Razor" Smith
 
From ex-professional bank robber, this is a dictionary of criminal slang out there - and an absorbing journey, through words, into the heart of the criminal world.
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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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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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Dirty Spanish. Everyday slang
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Caballero, J., & N. Denton-Brown
 
Slang, insults, sex terms and swear words; 'Dirty Spanish' teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Spain and Latin America.
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Dirty Italian
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Euvino, G.
 
Slang, funny insults, swear words, casual expressions heard on the streets of Italy.
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Dictionary of German slang and...
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Strutz, H.
 
A compact guide with more than 4,000 words and their popular meanings.
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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
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John Ayto
 
Get stuck into this authoritative and entertaining dictionary of English idioms. Packed with over 6,000 entries from the whole of the English-speaking world, including figurative expressions, similes, sayings, and proverbs...
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A Political History of Spanish: The...
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Jose Del Valle
 
A comprehensive work which offers a new and provocative approach to Spanish from political and historical perspectives.
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The Essence of Jargon: Argot & the...
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Alice Becker-Ho; Roger Farr; John...
 
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Introducing English Language: A...
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Louise Mullany; Peter Stockwell
 
Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series...
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Slanguage of Love
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Mike Ellis
 
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Not Like a Native Speaker: On...
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Rey Chow
 
Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many...
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