Collywobbles, ultracrepidarian and other surprisingly useful terms worth resurrecting
Author: Joe Gillard
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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!
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.
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.
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
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 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.