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

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

Stegothesaurus

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

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first Other Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and

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,

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 Ever 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

The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World

From the author of the New York Times bestseller, Lost in Translation, come this collection of 52 artistic renderings of sayings from around the world that illuminate the whimsical nature of language.Ella Frances Sanders s first book, Lost in Translation, captured the imagination of readers with its