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      A Dictionary of Marketing.

      A title in the Oxford Paperback Reference series, it contains over 2,000 entries which acknowledge the increased importance of marketing in today's customer-oriented environment. 'Flick to any page for a lecture's worth of well thought through...

      Was: $29.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Alphabet Soup: An A-Z of Abbreviations.

      Publisher Description Abbreviations occur in every aspect of our daily lives. Some have become words in their own right, like radar and laser, and many are almost never used in their full form (phone, MOT, DVD). Others, like cf., ibid. and viz., are...

      Was: $21.95
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      Dr. Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Life.

      In this entertaining update of his original dictionary, the curmudgeonly Dr Johnson takes a sardonic look at all things modern, from David Cameron to barbecue to Crocs (Idiot-Badge for the feet). This is very amusing. Publisher Description In 2009 Dr...

      Was: $27.99
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      Fictionary: Words That Don't Exist But Should.

      Provides an amusing look at some modern words and phrases that should exist e.g. promotion sickness - that queasy feeling one gets when someone really stupid gets promoted; Dizo - dual income, no orgasm. The all-too-typical working couple; crapas - one...

      Was: $24.95
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    • I Before E ( Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff.

      Assembles many of the quirky and amusing ways that people have devised to remember tidbits of information. ÔRichard Of York Gave Battle In Vain' is a mnemonic phrase my grandmother told me to remember the colours of the rainbow, and it is in here...

      Now: $7.95
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      OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word.

      Traces the evolution of this popular word, revealing its true history 'Éin all its eccentric glory.' It is said to be the most frequently spoken/typed word on the planet. It was even the first word spoken on the moon. It is used everywhere, countless...

      Was: $27.95
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      Signing Everyday Phrases.

      Publisher Description Arranged by topic, this is a guide for people who have contact with the deaf on a professional or personal basis. It has directions and illustrations of sign language covering over 3,100 phrases which encompass a wide range of...

      Was: $24.95
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      Team Talk: Sporting Words and Their Origins.

      Examines the world of sports terms, how they have come into the field of sport and how they have developed. This comprehensive study of sports etymologies includes words like scrum, tackle, hat-trick, butterfly stroke, birdie, bogey, gymslip, jock strap,...

      Was: $29.95
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      Techniques in Testing.

      Publisher Description Testing in all skill areas is covered. How to write and evaluate tests is clearly explained with numerous examples. Also featured is an Appendix describing the most important commercial proficiency, achievement and aptitude tests.

      Was: $65.00
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    • The Big Book of Bodily Functions.

      Publisher Description Whether you're after number ones, number twos or perhaps a map of Ireland there is something for you in this scatological survey. It contains over 4000 words for everything ranging from mucus to menstrual blood, from ejaculation...

      Now: $6.95
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      The Watkins Dictionary of Symbols.

      A symbol is an object, a living thing or a feature of the natural world that has been chosen to represent a human concept or quality. Over 1000 symbols covering a wide range of cultures across the globe have been chosen and their meanings and origins...

      Was: $22.95
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      Totes Ridictionary.

      Thanks to Twitter's 140 character limit, abbreviations (abbrevs) are here to stay. If you're a tweeter or a technophobe, you'll find something here to amuse you, inform you, or cause you to roll your eyes in recognition. Packed with an acid-tongued...

      Was: $29.95
      Now: $5.00
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      Zounds! A Browser's Dictionary of Interjections.

      Publisher Description A lighthearted study of more than five hundred colorful interjections explores the origins of these unique words and phrases and their colorful role in the English language, featuring such useful verbiage as Homer Simpson's...

      Was: $24.95
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      Brit Wit: The Perfect Riposte for Every Social Occasion.

      Witty, British, cynical, sometimes subtle, and sometimes not, these contributions come from Brits as different as Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, Winston Churchill, Quentin Crisp, C.S. Lewis, Billy Connolly, and Margaret Thatcher. 'The best argument against...

      Was: $32.95
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