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The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781616086350.  Daedalus Item Code: 34078
 
In the words of Stephen Fry, "It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue." Clichés are like rationalizations: try going a week without using one. ... (Read More)
 
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Sneaky Science Tricks
Cy Tymony.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780740773983.  Daedalus Item Code: 40947
 
Since grade school, inventor and slightly mad scientist Cy Tymony has been finding innovative ways to use common items—a talent that naturally led to his Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things series of ... (Read More)
 
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There's a Word for It: The Explosion of the American Language Since 1900
Sol Steinmetz.
Publisher: Harmony.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375426179.  Daedalus Item Code: 21093
 
From the turn of the 20th century to today, our language has grown by some 500,000 new words—at least, that's today's best guesstimate (1936). What accounts for this quantum leap ... (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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Toujours Tingo: More Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World
Adam Jacot de Boinod.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780140515862.  Daedalus Item Code: 32352
 
Poring over foreign dictionaries for the BBC program Q1, Adam Jacot de Boinod found that there are words in other languages that beautifully describe things for which English has no equivalent ... (Read More)
 
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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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The Victorian Railway
Jack Simmons.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500288108.  Daedalus Item Code: 41324
 
Britain's national railway system remains in many ways the archetypal creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the entire social, economic, and intellectual fabric of Britain; influenced ... (Read More)
 
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Webster's New Thesaurus

Publisher: Wiley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780471798903.  Daedalus Item Code: 33700
 
An ideal companion to Webster's New Dictionary, or any dictionary, this clear, concise thesaurus contains more than 130,000 synonyms—including current slang, colloquial expressions, and ... (Read More)
 
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Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English
Arthur Schulman. Jill Lepore, intro.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416561361.  Daedalus Item Code: 00555
 
What makes American English American? In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to answer this question by tirelessly recording the vocabulary of the American citizen. Though he was a political ... (Read More)
 
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Weedopedia: A Totally Dank A–Z Reefer Reference
Will B. High.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440506451.  Daedalus Item Code: 30243
 
There's more to marijuana than smoking it, says dedicated aficionado "Will B. High," who here describes a remarkably diverse marijuana culture in more than 800 entries, covering everything from ... (Read More)
 
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Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying
Anthony Rubino Jr.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440500107.  Daedalus Item Code: 41374
 
A writer and cartoonist who spent most of his career contributing to MAD, Cracked, and National Lampoon, Anthony Rubino here applies his somewhat sober and mature reasoning to ... (Read More)
 
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Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language
Ina Lipkowitz.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312662189.  Daedalus Item Code: 36315
 
You may be what you eat, but you're also what you speak, notes Ina Lipkowitz. Here she explores the stories behind five of our most basic food words—apples, leeks, milk, bread, and meat—and how these ... (Read More)
 
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