Slang & dialect humour

    Broons Guide Tae... Family Planning

    By The Broons

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    THE BROONS GUIDE TAE FAMILY PLANNIN' is a tongue in cheek look at the perils and blessings o' haein' a large family. Coupled with classic illustrations by the legendary Dudley D. Watkins, this is Scotland's Favourite Family seen as never before.


    By Darach O'Seaghdha

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    A humorous investigation of the Irish language.

    Horrible Words

    By Rebecca Gowers

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    'Stuffed with entertaining detail ... Horrible Words is lively, provocative, witty and enlightening' The TimesNothing inflames the language purists like an illogical irregardless or a hideous otherization. But is it enough simply to dismiss these words as vile and barbarous howlers? Taking a genial tour far and wide through our...

    Very Modern Dictionary

    By Tobias Anthony

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    Hardback £8.45

    A new dictionary for the modern world!

    'Eh hud meh eh on a peh'

    By Norman Watson

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    Dundonians have a defining, distinctive way of expressing themselves and communicating feelings. The ancient city's characteristic accent can be heard in any Lochee bar or Hilltoon playground, or on any bus - where Dundee grannies have extraordinary `Eh?' `Eh!' nodding conversations. And to the trained ear they make perfect sense!

    Greeks Had a Word For It

    By Andrew Taylor

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    Do you ever search in vain for exactly the right word? Part glossary, part amusing musings, but wholly enlightening and entertaining, The Greeks Had a Word For It means you'll never again be lost for just the right word.

    How to be Massive

    By Aoife Dooley

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    You know your one Nikita? You've seen her around town: always within 100 metres of Penneys where she likes to spend her `eurdos', her hair done up in a `hun bun', sporting her `masso' runners and her eyebrows on fleek. In How to be Massive Nikita shares her illustrated guide...

    Flat Caps & Mufflers

    By Ian McMillan

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    Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English

    By Rebecca Gowers

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    A guide to the most reviled words in English, masquerading as advice on how and why you might want to use them. It is also a bold manifesto that asserts our common rights over English, even as it questions the true nature of style.


    By Gaston Dorren

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    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European the common ancestor of most European languages to the rise and rise of English,...

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