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The Birds and Bees of Words : a Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar.

Author: Mary Embree
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. More than 1,000 words are featured on the book's list of new and inventive words; nearly 30,000 more words  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Embree, Mary.
Birds and Bees of Words : A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Embree
ISBN: 9781581157918 1581157916
OCLC Number: 1085190784
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages)
Contents: Intro; Half Title; Title Page; Acknowledgements; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: Word Usage; Chapter Two: Old Rules, New Rules; Chapter Three: Word Roots; Chapter Four: Frequently Misused Words; Chapter Five: Frequently Misspelled Words; Chapter Six: New Words and Phrases; Index; Books

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Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. More than 1,000 words are featured on the book's list of new and inventive words; nearly 30,000 more words are discussed in sections including a look at word roots and how they are used in modern language; a list of words that are commonly misspelled or misunderstood; and a style guide t.

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