Finding the #Write #Words? No. 25: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 25: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Volumes): Hardback, 3,743 pages, plus the preface, an eighteen age article ‘A brief history of English’, a twelve page ‘Guide to the use of the dictionary’, two pages of ‘Abbreviations’, …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 24: Roget’s Thesaurus.

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 24: Roget’s Thesaurus of English words and phrases (the original): Hardback, 1254 pages, including 613 pages of ‘index’. First published in 1852 by Peter Mark Roget. Mine is the 1987 new edition published by The Bath …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 23: Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English.

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 23: Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English. subtitled Volume 1: Verbs with Prepositions and Particles: Hardback, 396 pages, including 2 indices. First published in 1975 by Oxford University Press. Mine is the 1984 sixth impression. I …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 21: New Nuttall Dictionary of English Synonyms and Antonyms

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 21: The New Nuttall Dictionary of English Synonyms and Antonyms: Hardback, 442 pages. First published in 1943 by Frederick Warne and Co. Mine is the 1986 edition, revised by Editor Rosalind Fergusson and published by Viking. …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 20: New Hart’s Rules

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 20: New Hart’s Rules: Hardback, 464 pages. Subtitled, The Oxford Style Guide, it was first published in 2005 by Oxford University Press. Mine is the 2014 edition and I paid £14.99 for it. The book is …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 19: Longman Companion to English Literature

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 19: Longman Companion to English Literature: Paperback, 889 pages. Carrying occasional line drawings and black and white photographs, it was first published in 1972 by Longman Group Ltd. Mine is the 1980 edition and I don’t …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 17: Hartrampf’s Vocabulary Builder

Continuing the description of books on words listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 17: Hartrampf’s Vocabulary Builder: Hardback, 516 pages, including a substantial index. It was first published in the USA in 1929. Psychology Publishing Co. Ltd published a UK version in 1932, and my version is the revised and enlarged …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 16: Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers

Continuing the description of books on words listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 16 Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers: Hardback, 182 pages, plus 7 blanks for notes. It was published by Oxford University Press in 1967; my version is the thirty-ninth edition, reprinted 1984, and I bought it new for …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 15: Fowler’s Modern English Usage

Continuing the description of books on words listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 15. Fowler’s Modern English Usage, subtitled, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: Hardback, 725 pages, plus 20 blanks for notes. It was published by Oxford University Press in 1926; my version is the second edition, reprinted with corrections …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 13 Eats, Shoots and Leaves

Continuing the description of books on words in post 1 list, which you’ll find here. Book 13: Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Hardback, 209 pages, including a bibliography. It was published by Profile Books in 2003; my version is that edition and I bought it then for £9.99. You can obtain a used copy for around …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 12 Divided by a Common Language

Continuing the description of books on words in the list from post 1, which you’ll find here. Book 12: Divided by a Common Language Paperback, 248 pages, including an index. It was published by Mayflower Press in 1997; my version is the edition published by Houghton Mifflin Books in 2007, and I bought it for …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No.3 A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Continuing the description of books on the list given in post 1, which you’ll find here. Post 2 is here. Book 2: A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, by Eric Partridge. On with the info. Hardback, 1,400 pages, approximately 61,600 word definitions (a guestimate). It was published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1984. …

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The #Write #Words? Post 30

Word cloud via Wordart.com Examining Onomatopoeia and Metaphor, Simile, Collective Nouns, and my Delusional Dictionary. For definitions, click here for the introductory post to the series. This is the final post in this particular series, but I’ll post an index with links to all the posts. After this? Perhaps I’ll do something more random on …

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The #Write #Words? Post 29

Word cloud via Wordart.com Examining Onomatopoeia and Metaphor, Simile, Collective Nouns, and my Delusional Dictionary. For definitions, click here for the introductory post to the series. This week’s words: Yelp, Young, Yap, Young. Onomatopoeia: Yelp: To yelp is to utter a short sharp cry of pain, to whine or complain. It’s most often used of …

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The #Write #Words? Post 28

Word cloud ceated through Wordart.com Examining Onomatopoeia and Metaphor, Simile, Collective Nouns, and my Delusional Dictionary. For definitions, click here for the introductory post to the series. This week’s words: Xanadu, Xeric, X-ray. Onomatopoeia: Xanadu: Xanadu is a place of dreamlike magnificence and luxury as described by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his well-known poem, Kubla …

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