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 n nStegothesaurus s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers So when he makes a friend an alloth

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 n nAs language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of correct writing When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for

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 n nEver 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 cut

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 n nWe learn language by instinct, but good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules Yet, as Oli

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 n nSuch claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined Professor Lynne Murphy is on

The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

Can you drink a glass of balderdash What do you call the part of a dog s back it can t scratch And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you The answers to all of these questions and a great many can be found in the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary,

The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever n nWherever you go in the English speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, an

The Plan

As a father and daughter cope with a loss, they rediscover an important piece of family history and begin building a new life Alison Paul and Barbara Lehman s innovative picture book collaboration proves the only difference between reality and a dream is a plan n n

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 buffaloe

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, wa