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Totally Weird And Wonderful Words

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199886036
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Do you know what a snollygoster is? Would you eat something called a muktuk? Do you know anyone who engages in onolatry? Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. You can learn about all of these bizarre and beautiful words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. Both witty and entertaining, this new paperback brings together two best-selling compendiums to all words unique and strange, Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words. Offering a potpourri of colorful and fascinating words compiled by noted lexicographer Erin McKean, it contains hundreds of definitions, and has been updated to include two new essays, with over 150 words new to this edition. Written in a clear and conversational style, the book contains full-page cartoon illustrations by Roz Chast and Danny Shanahan. Featuring hundreds of words guaranteed to amuse and astonish, this is a book that will appeal to logophiles everywhere. It also features a bibliography of Oxford dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots. Smart and funny and with just a touch of whimsy, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words is the perfect book for reading in your sitooterie with a bumbo in your hand while mavises sing in your ear.

The Secret Lives Of Dresses

Author: Erin Mckean
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848942109
Size: 45.57 MB
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‘Every dress has a secret. Let me tell you mine...’ Dora is in love with a man who barely notices her, has a job she doesn’t care about, and dresses entirely for comfort, not style. All a far cry from her vivid, eccentric childhood, growing up with her beloved grandmother Mimi. However, when disaster strikes, Dora knows she has no choice but to return to her childhood home and take over running Mimi’s vintage clothing shop. And there she makes a surprising discovery – Mimi’s been writing stories to accompany every dress she sells. Romantic, heartbreaking tales about each one’s secret life before it got to her shop... Dora starts to matchmake these lonely frocks with new owners, but will the stories help her as well? Trading her boring high street clothes for vintage glamour is one thing. What she needs to know is whether she can trade her safe old life – and love – for something better too? A captivating and enchanting novel about vintage frocks and new experiences for every girl who knows that the right dress can change your life, by the author of the popular blog

The Hundred Dresses

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472535855
Size: 17.69 MB
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From the Sack to the Sari, each dress makes a powerful statement about the woman who wears it. Inspired by the Eleanor Estes' children's classic The Hundred Dresses, Erin McKean's classic-to-be by the same title, with chic illustrations by Donna Mehalko, is a definitive and witty look at what one hundred iconic dress styles, vintage and modern say about their wearers. Each beautifully illustrated entry looks at the history of that particular style, famous wearers (if applicable), possible accessories, where the style could be observed, and what message, subtle or overt, is conveyed by the dress. Featured are The Wench; The Vreeland; The Wrap; The Austen; The Beckham; The Siren (any style, as long as it's red); The Chanel Ingénue; The Caftan; The Guinevere; The Jackie; ; The Biohazard (any dress dangerous to bystanders or the wearer: think Lady Gaga); and many more. Part style commentary, part fashion blueprint, part clever field guide, The Hundred Dresses will ensure that no woman (or man) ever underestimates the power of the dress.

Oxford American Minidictionary

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195175190
Size: 62.82 MB
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Over 40,000 entries and 50,000 definitions fill the pages of this new American edition of the bestselling "Oxford English Minidictionary," which offers authoritative and up-to-date coverage of today's American English.

Je T Aime

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781906032296
Size: 29.28 MB
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Just as a rose would smell as sweet by any other name, so it is with love. Love is powerful, enduring, and magical in any language. For "Je T'Aime", word expert Erin McKean has scoured the world looking for the most colourful and seductive expressions to honour your loved one, and among the more than forty-six languages featured in this book, you're sure to find the right things to say. From the romantic 'hubbak yidhaw wibni' (Arabic, meaning 'your love makes me melt away') to the delightfully descriptive 'cinta monyet' (Indonesian for 'monkey love', similar to 'puppy love'), there's a phrase or word here for everyone who loves. Perhaps you can impress your beloved by telling them you are 'vliuben do ushi' (Bulgarian for 'in love up to your ears'), or discover that regardless of national boundaries the French, Italians, and Germans are all hit with similar bolts of lightning when they are lovestruck.

The Office Professional S Guide

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195183580
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When do you address correspondents by their first names over e-mail? Need a refresher on the proper format for a business letter? Or perhaps a cram-course on how business is conducted in a particular foreign country? Now, all your workplace questions can be found in one convenient source from the most trusted name in reference. The Office Professional's Guide takes you through office basics (frequently misspelled words; proper telephone, fax, and email etiquette; common filing systems), important business and financial concepts (P&L, ROI, price to earnings ratio), international business (a glossary of terms in five different languages; a guide to travel arrangements), giving presentations (with PowerPoint), making meeting arrangements, and much more. The Office Professional's Guide is an invaluable tool for any modern professional, no matter how high you are on your department's totem pole. Compiled and researched by Oxford's renowned reference team, this comprehensive book will be a daily source of knowledge and peace of mind.


Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780712645973
Size: 73.12 MB
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For thirty years Verbatim: The Language Quarterly has published amusing, interesting and occasionally useful essays on concept, usage, jargon, wordplay, lexicography, linguistics, blunders, malapropisms and anything else remotely tied to the English language. Here, collected for the first time, are some of the most fascinating, funniest and strangest pieces that first debuted in its pages. Verbatim is a smart and sassy collection for anyone seeking the highly scholarly or the completely frivolous. From the roots of medieval words to the components of a British football chant, Verbatim will offer something for every language lover and word nerd to enjoy.

Do You Speak Football

Author: Tom Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472947207
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'At last, the definitive guide to football phraseology across the world... Sparky and very funny.' Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph ''Amusing and informative in equal measure.' Oliver Kay, The Times An expertly compiled and utterly fascinating compendium of the weird and wonderful words and phrases used to describe football around the world. To speak football is to speak a language of a thousand tongues... In this ground-breaking global glossary of football words and phrases, you'll discover the rich, quirky and joyously creative language used by fans, commentators and players across the world. From placing a shot 'where the owl sleeps' in Brazil, to what it means to use your 'chocolate leg' in the Netherlands, via Wembley-Tor – a phrase adopted by Germans to describe a dubious goal – this comprehensively researched book will entertain and inform in equal measure. Discover the unfortunate Finnish term for a holding midfielder, what it means when South Korean fans get nostalgic about a 'Leeds season' and why Dundee United supporters should keep their heads down in Nigeria. With over 700 terms from 89 countries (including 29 ways to describe a nutmeg), this is the definitive guide to the global language of football.