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From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today’s greatest words!Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word?With The Book of Word Records, you’ll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world’s most noteworthy expressions and fascinating details on how they stack up against the competition.
More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between "yadda-yadda-yadda" and copy that sellsLooking for a better way to say "authentic?" Words That Sell gives you 57 alternatives. How about "appealing?" Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You’ll even find more than 100 variations on "exciting." Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person.M
Are You a Word Nerd?Did you know…–Only a human (not an animal or thing) is "able" to do something–The five on dice is called cinque–"K" for strike-out in baseball comes from the last letter of "struck"–To skice is to frisk about like squirrels in springFor word lovers everywhere, Word Nerd is a rich-and fun-compendium of more than 17,000 fascinating facts about words. Bestselling author Barbara Anne Kipfer has spent years compiling little known tidbits about common-and not so common-words in the English language.F
Speak and write perfect English!• BBI teaches you how to combine words with words to form phrases (so you can say “mortgaged to the hilt; I want something badly”). • BBI also teaches you how to combine words into structures to form clauses and sentences (so you can say “Iwant you to go = What I want is for you to go”). • So BBI helps you with both vocabulary and grammar.• BBI shows you important vocabulary and grammatical differences between American and British English.• BBI gives you plenty of examples that can serve as models for your own use of English.•
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