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5 People Who Died During Sex: And 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767920599.  Daedalus Item Code: 42302
 
Prepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted—and of course thoroughly entertained—by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Karl Shaw, who also gave us Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of ... (Read More)
 
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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenius Tales of Words and Their Origins
Michael Quinion.
Publisher: Smithsonian.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781588342195.  Daedalus Item Code: 44278
 
With engaging wit and considerably more authority than most self-described word mavens, OED contributor and WorldWideWords.org host Michael Quinion demonstrates here that the real story of a ... (Read More)
 
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Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk
Mark Morton.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543848.  Daedalus Item Code: 44396
 
Is your husband rantallion? Does your wife sport a merkin? What's a wittol, and why would one have been drummed out of town while sitting backwards on a horse? Is ... (Read More)
 
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Everything Explained Through Flowcharts: Including Tips for World Domination, Which Religion Offers the Best Afterlife, Alien Pickup Lines, and the Secret Recipe for Gettin' Laid Lemonade
Doogie Horner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061826603.  Daedalus Item Code: 44332
 
According to book designer and stand-up comic Doogie Horner (host of The Ministry of Secret Jokes), everything—absolutely everything—in the seemingly random universe can be connected, ... (Read More)
 
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The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life
Martin Oliver & Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936976348.  Daedalus Item Code: 50059
 
Ideal for the young adult preparing for a newly independent life—or anyone who needs or prefers to be more self-reliant—this little handbook offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 50 ... (Read More)
 
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The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
Julie Tibbott.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621450665.  Daedalus Item Code: 42694
 
From the Roman to the Shakespearean, from pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell ... (Read More)
 
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On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
Simon Garfield. Dava Sobel, foreword.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781592407804.  Daedalus Item Code: 38951
 
The author of Mauve and Just My Type, Simon Garfield returns with a delightfully enlightening and entertaining treatise sure to put cartography on the literary map. Where would we be ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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