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Samuel R. Wells's How to Behave: The Classic Pocket Manual of Good Manners & Model Behavior
Samuel R. Wells.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440556340.  Daedalus Item Code: 51937
Originally published in New York in 1857, this treatise by Samuel Wells—a noted phrenologist and an early promoter of vegetarianism—has taught thousands of men and women how to build and project a ... (Read More)
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Say it in Indonesian (Malay)
John U. Wolff.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486244242.  Daedalus Item Code: 10204
The Indonesian language unites a nation with nearly a quarter-billion people spread over 17,500 islands. Both the traditional and Malaysian dialect of Indonesian is encompassed in this reference ... (Read More)
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Scapegoats, Shambles & Shibboleths: The Queen's English from the King James Bible
Martin Manser.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780340979792.  Daedalus Item Code: 40748
Four hundred years ago, the publication of the King James Bible enabled clergy and laymen alike to hear and read the Bible in their own language. Spoken, read, repeated, and committed to memory, ... (Read More)
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Scottish Proverbs
Hippocrene Books, eds. Shona Grant, illus. Helen MacRobert Galazka, foreword.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781806480.  Daedalus Item Code: 52176
Ranging from witty ("A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse") to the wise ("You should be king of your word"), the tone, spirit, and way of life of the Scottish nation resonates in its proverbs. ... (Read More)
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The Sexual Life of English: Languages of Caste and Desire in Colonial India
Shefali Chandra.
Publisher: Duke.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780822352273.  Daedalus Item Code: 51279
Examining the process through which English became an Indian language, Shefali Chandra rejects the idea that English was fully formed prior to its life in India, or that it was imposed from without. ... (Read More)
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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Particular Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846146473.  Daedalus Item Code: 52721
Every character we write or type is a link to the past, claims Keith Houston, and his book—which features 75 black and white illustrations—charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples. ... (Read More)
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Simple Rules for Card Games: Instructions and Strategy for Twenty Card Games
Don Rauf.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770433857.  Daedalus Item Code: 43858
Presented in a handsome compact volume, perfect for the game shelf, this book not only provides the rules for 20 classic card games—including Crazy 8s, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Whist, Spades, and ... (Read More)
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The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool
Greg Proops. Jennifer Canaga, illus.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476747040.  Daedalus Item Code: 54316
Best known for appearing on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his award-winning podcast "The Smartest Man in the World," Greg Proops is also a fountain of historical ... (Read More)
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SNAFU: Sailor, Airman, and Soldier Slang of World War II
Gordon L. Rottman.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782001751.  Daedalus Item Code: 51905
You might know what it means to "get on the ball" or "hand out slack," but how familiar are you with "nesting boxes," or a "Pregnant Duck," a "Seidenwurm," or a "zahmer Tommy?" This ... (Read More)
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Snark! The Herald Angels Sing: Sarcasm, Bitterness, and the Holiday Season
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781742702513.  Daedalus Item Code: 52442
In that time of year when we all spend too much, drink too much, eat too much, and have to smile falsely at people whom we only see once in a blue moon, wouldn't it be a comfort—or at least a ... (Read More)
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Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pajamas: Popular Expressions—What They Mean and How We Got Them
Judy Parkinson.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781606521717.  Daedalus Item Code: 54554
Cat got your tongue? Make no bones about it, this book from the author of I Before E (Except After C) spills the beans for those seeking the meanings of catch phrases and quotes that enrich ... (Read More)
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
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