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reviewed Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The U.... June 08, 2013
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story
   For my next non-fiction project, I'm been rummaging around in  paleolinguistics and paleohistory: I'll tell you just why in a future post.  Suffice to say that my most recent …
Magic of Public Speaking: A Complete System to Become a World Class Speaker
Here is a comprehensive program that will help turn anyone into a good public speaker.      Among the first things to consider is the venue where the speech will take place. As an …
Do One Green Thing: Save the Earth Through Simple
I'm not a tree hugger or an organic apple fiend. I like my meat to come from a cow, my showers extra steamy, my strawberries as cheap as can be, and my water bottled and of "natural spring" …
Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer
Writing used to be all about putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). In the 21st Century, there are so many other things for a writer to consider. This book aims to answer some of those questions.   …
reviewed Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The U.... February 07, 2011
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story
Middle school English teachers, close your ears:  McWhorter is about to tell us in this small volume why English grammar is messed up and why it isn't such a big deal.  McWhorter, a professional …
reviewed The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: 9t.... October 27, 2010
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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 9th Edition: Complete Chart Information About America's Most Popular Songs and Artists (1955-2009)
I first became acquainted with Joel Whitburn and his impressive series of music reference books way back in the late 1970's. Over the years I have purchased a good many of them. Whether you are an …
reviewed The Book of General Ignorance. October 05, 2010
The Book of General Ignorance
Pros: excellent writing, interesting topics      Cons: pictures could make it more interesting      The Bottom Line: Really interesting book regardless of just …
reviewed The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 .... October 05, 2010
The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy
Pros: easy to read, interesting topics, unusual information      Cons: none really      The Bottom Line: Excellent book filled with 100 great stories that you typically …
reviewed Guinness: World Records 2009. October 05, 2010
Guinness: World Records 2009
Pros: Same general premise as the other books, but with much greater content.        Cons: 3D section is somewhat pointless      The Bottom Line: I have …
reviewed Brocabulary: The New Man-i-festo of D.... October 05, 2010
Brocabulary: The New Man-i-festo of Dude Talk
Pros: funny, well assembled collection of mancabulary        Cons: overdone at times      The Bottom Line: Very complete collection of brocabularly that …
reviewed The American Patriot's Almanac. October 05, 2010
The American Patriot's Almanac
Pros: complete, lots of interesting dates and details      Cons: relatively boring material, sometimes mindnumbing      The Bottom Line: While the book has a lot …
reviewed Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The U.... September 02, 2010
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story
Pros: Brief, presents new ideas in a relaxed but scholarly way      Cons: Can be snide at times      The Bottom Line: This book is excellent for those interested …
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... August 28, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Excellent book for student use. I would highly recommend this for anyone with kids in school above 4th grade
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... August 09, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
A dictionary is "Victorian design merged with a little bit of modern propulsion. What we have is an electric velocipede." - fitting "all the words" into a book is a constraining, outdated system... http://www.ted.com/tal …
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... August 08, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Always check multiple sources on etymology. This is often an unscrutinized area of dictionary publication that has people getting away with some weird stuff.
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... July 13, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Cannot live without a dictionary. Everyone should use one.
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... July 01, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Learn to spel right
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... June 25, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
What's not to like? I wish more people would use a dictionary from time to time...
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... June 24, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
handy to ha ve
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... June 21, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Good but i have lost hope in Webster's when they started adding slang...blah!
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... June 19, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Great!
posted a Quick Tip about Breaking Out of Beginners Spanish (book). June 18, 2010
Breaking Out of Beginners Spanish (book)
This book is best used if you have a friend or two who speaks Spanish as their first language. This could help you make the most out of the lessons the book offers.
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... June 16, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
it's actually interesting to read some of the definitions in this one
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... June 16, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
love it!
posted a Quick Tip about Merriam Webster - Merriam-Webster's C.... June 12, 2010
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
dictionary is always great
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