The Little Book of Lost Words

Collywobbles, ultracrepidarian and other surprisingly useful terms worth resurrecting

Author: Joe Gillard

Publisher: Allen & Unwin


Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 145

An A-Z collection of some of the most unique words in history, this delightful book deals with surprisingly modern issues - such as sleeping in and procrastination - proving that while our language may change, humans do not! The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term ready for modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for your favourite cosy space (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a youth who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insults Generator, Drunk History and Roald Dahl - and if you enjoy the way words like blatteroon and flapdoodle roll off the tongue - then you're the word-lover this book was written for. Want to know what it is to groke or to latibulate? Read this book!

The Little Book of Big Words

Author: Andy Hughes

Publisher: How to Books Limited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

View: 354

It is easy to look up a word in the dictionary, but knowing how to use it is a different matter altogether. This volume solves that problem by explaining and illustrating the use of each word in a simple, straightforward and sometimes humorous way.

The Little Book of Wrong Shui

Author: Rohan Candappa

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing


Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 547

Originally published: Great Britain: Ebury Press, 1999.

The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slang

Author: Sid Finch

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW


Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 125

Whether you want to impress your friends with your London lingo, or simply to understand what the characters on EastEnders are talking about, 'The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slang' is packed with all the words you'll ever need. It'll be perfect when you're on the dog and bone to your best china plates, or down the rub-a-dub with your trouble and strife.

The Little Book of Not So

Author: Charise Mericle Harper

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 714

Presents a series of comparisons, such as "Big," "Not so Big" and "Tasty," "Not so Tasty" successive pages.

The Little Book of Opera

An Anthology

Author: Duncan Bock

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press


Category: Music

Page: 171

View: 870

Selections about opera from fiction and nonfiction sources include writings by Edith Wharton, Terrence McNally, Hector Berlioz, Willa Cather, Enrico Caruso, Louis Auchincloss, and W. Somerset Maugham

My Little Book of Kind Words Journal

A Beautiful Lined Journal Ideal for Recording Beautiful Thoughts, Dreams, Ideas, for Planning, for Tracking - 100 Pages - A5 6x9 Inches

Author: The Simple Life Press

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 102

View: 775

There are multiple uses for this pretty lined journal notebook. You have 100 pages to fill with your ideas, dreams, plans, inspiration quotes, poems or sketches. Whatever you choose to use this beautiful book for, you will be motivated to keep adding to your writing every day

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

Author: Andre Comte-Sponville

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 291

The perfect antidote to the fiery rhetoric that dominates our current national debate over religion, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality is the ideal companion to such bestsellers as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers and non-believers. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing appeal for a new form of spiritual life?one that at its heart celebrates the human need to connect to one another and the universe.