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The Artful Nuance
Evans, Ron L.
A reference book for distinguishing between words which, in modern usage, have almost become synonymous.
Filthy English
The How, Why, When And What of Everyday Swearing
Silverton, Peter
An exploration of swearing with background in psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, psychoanalysis and linguistics. Mainly focused on British English, however also explores languages such as...
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
A history of American English.
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Winchester, Simon
Origins of the Specious
Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language
O’Conner, Patricia T.; Kellerman, Stewart
A review of popular misconceptions of English grammar and vocabulary.
The Whatchamacallit
Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know about But Don't)
Danziger, Danny; McCrum, Mark
A compendium of lesser known terms for ordinary things with background and notes.

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