The Lost Words

From Acorn to Weasel a gorgeous, hand illustrated, large format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world All over the country, there are words disappearing from children s lives Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

An artistic collection of than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English Did you know that the Japanese language has a word toexpress the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees Or that there s a Finnish word for the

Accidence Will Happen: A Recovering Pedant's Guide to English Language and Style

Are standards of English alright or should that be all right To knowingly split an infinitive or not to And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one with and We learn language by instinct, but good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules Yet, as Oliver

The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English English accents are the sexiest Americans have ruined the English language Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined Professor Lynne Murphy is on the

Stegothesaurus

A fun, playful, energetic story starring two stegosauruses and one stegothesaurus about family and synonyms for the young word lover in your home, residence, or abode Stegothesaurus s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers So when he makes a friend an

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first Other Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and

Sticks & Stones

A feel good middle grade debut with just a hint of magic about a girl who has a rare disorder that makes the words other people say about her appear on her body Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs At first it was just

A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

A World Without Whom is Eats, Shoots Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go to style guru of webspeak As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of correct writing When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth s Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words It s an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and literary history The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857,