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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (17861870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
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They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned Out to Be Science Fiction
Graeme Donald.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621450887.  Daedalus Item Code: 44555
Did you know that tobacco smoke can bring you back from the dead? That lead can be chemically transformed into gold? Or that the shape and details of your skull can determine aspects of your ... (Read More)
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Toponymity: An Atlas of Words
John Bemelmans Marciano.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193707.  Daedalus Item Code: 31926
It's no secret that America's cookouts owe a lot to the exports of the European towns of Frankfurt and Hamburg, but we may not realize how much we've also taken from Budweis and Pilsen. Likewise, we ... (Read More)
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usagea reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
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Webster's New Roget's AZ Thesaurus
Charlton Laird, ed.
Publisher: Wiley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780470177761.  Daedalus Item Code: 33705
Known for its breadth, its focused utility, its grammar and usage notes, and its plentiful examples, Roget's Thesaurus is one of the world's most popular reference books, and this edition ... (Read More)
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Whitaker's World of Weird
Tracey Turner.
Publisher: A & C Black.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408104538.  Daedalus Item Code: 42889
Yes, the bite-sized bits of illustrated trivia, fun facts, and other entries in Whitaker's are frequently weird, describing strange phenomena, creepy creatures, bizarre coincidences, ... (Read More)
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You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
Tom Nuttall, ed.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767932462.  Daedalus Item Code: 51375
Did you know that most toilets flush in the key of E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 in its operating budget by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? The ... (Read More)
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