The Dimwit s Dictionary

The Dimwit's Dictionary is a compilation of thousands of dimwitticisms (clichés,
colloquialisms, idioms, and the like) that people speak and write excessively.*
The Dimwit's Dictionary categorizes dimwitticisms by the following types:†
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Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781933338118

Category: Reference

Page: 383

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This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired, language and replace it with crisp, concise writing. Humorous examples of bad language make for great browsing, while readers can also look up specific clichés and find fresh options.

The Dictionary of Concise Writing

Provides basic writing guidelines, tips on reducing wordiness, and a dictionary of phrases and their alternatives.

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781933338125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 399

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Provides basic writing guidelines, tips on reducing wordiness, and a dictionary of phrases and their alternatives.

Dictionary of Essential American Slang

Author: Peter Tse

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050290751

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Intermediate to advanced students of American English will find this pocket-sized reference, which contains more than 1,600 slang terms and expressions, invaluable. These are the words and phrases that native speakers actually use in day-to-day situations, not the dry textbook English that is usually taught in school. These terms have been collected from newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and daily conversation. Each entry is presented with the International Pronunciation Alphabet (IPA) recommended pronunciation, a Standard English definition, and a sample sentence to illustrate usage and context. Expressions are rated, inoffensive to highly offensive, using a numbering system from one to six.

Webster s New World French Dictionary

Author: Inc. Hungry Minds

Publisher: Websters New World

ISBN: UOM:39015057575709

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 842

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A compact and easy-to-use dictionary for study or travel For students, writers, vacationers, or business-people, Webster's New World French Dictionary offers clear definitions of everyday French in a simple, friendly format. Smart and concise, it helps you steer clear of false cognitives so bad translations don't leave you red in the face. Perfect for French speakers at any level, this pocket-sized, travel-ready edition is ideal for business trips or vacations. More than 70,000 references and 100,000 definitions Up-to-date coverage of phrases and usage Lightweight and portable

Webster s New French Dictionary Custom

Author: Harrap's Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: 0470177861

Category: English language

Page: 880

View: 658

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Webster's New French Dictionary French/English - English/French With more than 70,000 references and 100,000 translations, Webster's New French Dictionary offers students, travelers, and businesspeople the ready reference they need in a handy, portable format. The most readable French dictionary available Coverage of current phrases and usage Ideal for school, work, and travel Provides the right words quickly for every situation

The Best Words

"More than 200 of the most excellent, most desirable, most sensible, most suitable, most satisfying words"--P. [4] of cover.

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781933338828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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"More than 200 of the most excellent, most desirable, most sensible, most suitable, most satisfying words"--P. [4] of cover.

The Complete Imbecile s Guide to the 7 Deadly Sins for Dimwits

This book is a work of puerile satire and is not affiliated with the more famous series of books written for Idiots and Dummies.

Author: John Boose

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1974370917

Category:

Page: 180

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Mug & Mali set out to turn the lens of Dadaism on the impact of the 7 Deadly Sins on the 21st Century. Unfortunately, somewhere in between Gluttony and Lust they became extremely distracted, and produced another Miscellany full of semi-related articles, like ridiculous factoids; clarified malapropisms; puzzles such as Find the Differences and Fill In the Missing Finger; tongue twisters; illustrated diner jargon; rants from Chairman Mug; excerpts from Mug & Mali's collection of Illustrated Classics (Finnegans Wake, The Importance of Being Earnest, Works of Edgar Allen Poe, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Aesop's Fables, The Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tales, The Devil's Dictionary, Right Ho Jeeves, and Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno); auto-generated artifacts in the Dada tradition (poetry, cocktail recipes, collages, recipes, jokes, and heavy metal band names); emotion-laden prints; eggcorns; ideas for up-and-coming American career choices; and, of course, articles about Wrath, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, and Pride. If you like your books sophomoric with a high picture-to-text ratio (if you know what we mean), then get this miscellaneous hodge-podge of cocktails, photo mash-ups, silly factoids, rude jokes, and emotion-laden drinking. This book is a work of puerile satire and is not affiliated with the more famous series of books written for Idiots and Dummies. In spite of the menace posed by hoards of lunatic literary agents, Mug and Mali announced this new disagreeable collection of crud. Readers will find the miscellany bewildering and the cocktails addicting - and vice-versa. "The Complete Imbecile's Guide to The 7 Deadly Sins for Dimwits" is sophomoric, yet uncouth, up-staging such lesser works as, "How to Moon Improperly!" and "Do Trousers Matter?" It's another piece of work that will keep you up nights reading and drinking. Enjoy!

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5175840

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary

Author: Debora Mazza

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111300161

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 380

View: 509

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The Oxford College Italian Dictionary offers: Real Italian: the up-to-date wordlist and detailed examples are taken from real speech and written sources. Over 80,000 words and phrases, and over 115,000 translations: there is extensive coverage of modern colloquial Italian and English Business, computing and current affairs: the language of business, computing and current affairs is included. Help in choosing the right translation: clear signposting of meanings and contexts guide the user to the most appropriate translation. Extra help: pronunciation guidance and full verb tables are provided. Easy-access: the open page design helps the user navigate through the entries and quickly find the information required.

An English and Spanish dictionary of slang and unconventional language

Author: Delfín Carbonell Basset

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015045682062

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 828

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Este diccionario abarca las palabras y frases de uso familiar, corriente e informal de los idiomas castellano peninsular e inglés americano que no se reseñan en los léxicos bilingües. Incluye las voces que los nativos emplean en la vida cotidiana y que el foráneo siempre desconoce. Analiza de forma exhaustiva cada voz o registro, clasificándolo, definiéndolo en lenguaje normal estándar, acompañado de su traducción y sinónomos y ejemplificando el uso. The one and only English-Spanish Dictionary of Slang. The words and phrases standard dictionaries do not carry. The everyday language of Americans and Spaniards. The four-letter words, insults, terms of endearment, sexist innuendoes, and more, that you will hear from native speakers. A tool for translators, teachers, writers, interpreters. A must for those who wish to know the Spanish and English of everyday life. Nowhere else will you find such a treasure of tabbo and unconventional English and Spanish.

Collins German Dictionary

Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0007253427

Category: English language

Page: 1128

View: 140

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The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.

Dictionary of Pseudonyms

Author: Adrian Room

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020133901

Category: Anonyms and pseudonyms

Page: 404

View: 740

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Throughout history many individuals have changed their names or adopted pseudonyms for a variety of reasons. In some cases the change is a mere simplification, while some make the change to adapt to a new homeland. Whatever the reason, the new names present many questions, both serious and trivial, for researchers of all kinds. This greatly expanded and completely updated version of our highly acclaimed title ("very useful" --RQ; "deserves a place in any collection of serious onomastic works"--Verbatim) gives the changed names of over 8,000 people (up from 4,000 in the earlier edition) who have "made a name for themselves." Arranged by pseudonym, the entries give the true name, vital dates, country of origin or settlement, and profession. Many entries include the story behind the persons name change. Seven introductory chapters offer an enlightening look at the various aspects of names and pseudonyms, including such topics as "Names for a Living, " "Invented Names" and "Why Another Name?" Fully indexed.