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Words Fail Me
Words Fail Me
by Patricia T. O'Conner

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VerbatimVerbatim: From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists by Erin McKean
A witty overview of the uses and abuses of the English language from the pages of Verbatim magazine features contributions by Richard Lederer, Jesse Sheidlower, Joe Queenan, Frederick Cassidy, and William Kunstler on everything from the use of language in the Bible to the components of a British soccer chant. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Tracks That SpeakTracks That Speak: The Legacy of Native American Words in North American Culture by Charles L. Cutler
Cutler offers 70 fascinating studies, each focusing on a particular word borrowed from a Native American language. He tells readers about the words themselves and about the things they stood--and stand--for, illuminating not only the roles these things played in traditional Indian societies but also the roles they continue to play in America today.

Word RoundsWord Rounds by Barton J. Gershen
Dr. Gershen has long been fascinated by the language of medicine, a language of arcane words peculiar to his profession. In this book, designed for his colleagues as well as for the general public, he reaches far and wide for the origin of these words and how they were derived into modem day medical language.



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