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Total 141 titles

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  1. The Game of Words / Willard R. Espy / 1579123244
  2. A Word A Day / Anu Garg / 0471230324
  3. Homophones and Homographs / James B. Hobbs / 0786406100
  4. The Synonym Finder / J.I. Rodale, Laurence Urdang, and Nancy LaRoche (Editors) / 0878572368
  5. NetLingo / Erin Jansen and Vincent James / 0970639678
  6. A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang / John Ayto / 0192801228
  7. Klein's Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language / Ernest Klein / 0444409300
  8. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The English Language / David Crystal / 052182348X
    REVIEW: Read the full review of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The English Language.
  9. Anagram / Philip Parker / 0497121409
  10. My Gonads Roar / Richard Napier / 0571243940
  11. Anagrams / Chambers / 0550102981
  12. Dictionary of Confusable Words / Adrian Room / 1579582710
  13. Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology / Charles T. Onions (Editor) / 0198611129
  14. Chambers Dictionary of Etymology / Robert K. Barnhart (Editor) / 0550142304
  15. Zo's Palindromes / Derek Chin and Diana Chin / 1403361967
  16. Six Sick Sheep / Joanna Cole, Stephanie Calmenson, and Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) / 0688111408
  17. Ryhming Riddles and Tons of Tongue Twisters for Miles of Smiles / Edith Namm / 1403358532
  18. One-Minute Motivators / Ruth Paskiewicz / 1568222335
  19. The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary / Ambrose Bierce / 0820324019
  20. The Devil's Dictionary / Ambrose Bierce / 0195126270
  21. The Story of Webster's Third / Herbert C. Morton / 0521558697
  22. The Best of An Almanac of Words at Play / Willard R. Espy / 0877791457
  23. Weird and Wonderful Words / Erin McKean and Roz Chast (Illustrator) / 0195159055
  24. The Dictionary of Wordplay / Dave Morice / 0915924978
  25. Cockney Rabbit / Ray Puxley / 0860518272
  26. Fresh Rabbit / Ray Puxley / 1861052219
  27. The Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins / Robert Hendrickson / 0816032661
  28. Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology / Robert K. Barnhart / 0062700847
  29. Get Thee to a Punnery / Richard, Lederer and Bill Thompson (Illustrator) / 0941711080
  30. Language and the Internet / David Crystal / 0521802121
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Language and the Internet.
  31. Introducing Linguistics / R. L. Trask and Bill Mayblin / 1840461691
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Introducing Linguistics.
  32. Of Anagrams / Henry Benjamin Wheatley / 1110883153
  33. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation / Lynne Truss / 1592400876
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.
  34. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation / Lynne Truss / 1861976127
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.
  35. The Bible in Cockney / Mike Coles / 1841012173
  36. More Bible in Cockney / Mike Coles / 1841012599
  37. Biblia Anagrammatica / Walter Begley / 156459016X
  38. The Great Show-And-Tell Disaster / Mike Reiss and Mike Cressy (Illustrator) / 0843176806
  39. Palindromes and Anagrams / Howard W. Bergerson / 0486206645
  40. Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? / Jon Agee / 0062051598
  41. Palindromania! / Jon Agee / 0374357307
  42. Oh Say Can You Say? / Dr Seuss / 0394842553
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
  43. Creepy Crawly Critters / Nola Buck, Laura Godwin, and Sue Truesdell (Illustrator) / 0613003314
  44. Great Rebus Puzzles / Steve Ryan / 080691811X
  45. Carnival of Wit / Leo Rosten / 0452270995
  46. Demonic Mnemonics / Murray Suid / 0822464640
  47. Medico Mnemonica / E. S. Marlowe / 1570661863
  48. The Art of Memory / Frances A. Yates / 0226950018
  49. The Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms / Alan Spooner (Editor) / 0198602863
  50. Wan2Tlk? / Gabrielle Mander / 0312286694
  51. The Dictionary of American Slang / Robert L. Chapman / 006270107X
  52. NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions / Richard A. Spears / 0844204625
  53. The Very Best of British / Mike Etherington / 0953696812
  54. Slang American Style / Richard A. Spears / 0844209074
  55. Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins / William Morris and Mary Morris (Editors) / 006015862X
  56. The Best Book of Puns / Art Moger / 0806510978
  57. Mind Ticklerz Word Games / Charles Timmerman / 1598697196
  58. George W. Bushisms / Jacob Weisberg / 0743222229
  59. More George W. Bushisms / Jacob Weisberg / 0743225198
  60. Still More George W. Bushisms / Jacob Weisberg / 0743251008
  61. The Anagram Dictionary / Micheal Curl / 0709058640
  62. The Anagrammed Bible / Richard Brodie and Michael Keith / 0970214804
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
  63. Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis! / Jon Agee / 0374318085
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis!.
  64. Mad Amadeus Sued a Madam / Allan Miller, Lee Lorenz (Illustrator) and Roger Angell (Introduction) / 1567920772
  65. Too Hot to Hoot / Marvin Terban and Giulio Maestro (Illustrator) / 089919320X
  66. The Little Giant Book of Tongue Twisters / Joseph Rosenbloom and Mike Artel / 080690951X
  67. Super School Side-Splitters / Quinlan Lee and Clive Scruton (Illustrator) / 0694016802
  68. 7 Word Puzzle Fun Books / Dover Little Activity Books / 0486297497
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
  69. Power Spelling / Linda Skerbec / 0130408840
  70. Eight Ate / Marvin Terban and Giulio Maestro (Illustrator) / 0899190863
  71. Chambers Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms / Martin H. Manser (Editor) / 0550105689
  72. Dictionary of British and American Homophones / Stephen N. Williams / 0851730116
  73. Super Smileys / Pleasant Company Publications / 158485071X
  74. Text Me / Random House / 0553375962
  75. The Cyberspace Lexicon / Bob Cotton and Richard Oliver / 0714832677
  76. Wicked Cockney Rhyming Slang / Betty Kirkpatrick / 1854793861
  77. Divided by a Common Language / Christopher Davies and Jason Murphy / 0966094573
  78. Slang and Euphemism / Richard A. Spears / 0451203712
  79. Dictionary of Word Origins / Jordan Almond / 0806517131
  80. The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology / Richard McKee / 0817308814
  81. Jumbo Shrimp / Bruce Fein and John Accurso / 0974504904
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Jumbo Shrimp.
  82. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The English Language / David Crystal / 0521530334
    REVIEW: Read the full review of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The English Language.
  83. I Love Me, Vol. I / Michael Donner / 1565121090
  84. Ana Nab a Banana / Craig Hansen / 0452273129
  85. Some Smug Slug / Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole (Illustrator) / 0064435024
  86. Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke / Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole (Illustrator) / 006443480X
  87. Clara Caterpillar / Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole (Illustrator) / 0060289961
  88. The Worrywarts / Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole (Illustrator) / 0064435164
  89. Dinorella / Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole (Illustrator) / 0786811730
  90. Rebus Treasury / Highlights for Children / 156397777X
  91. Rebus Treasury II / Highlights for Children / 1563970635
  92. Medical Acronyms, Eponyms, Mnemonics / Kimberly N. Jones / 0965116263
  93. Mnemonics & More for Psychiatry / David J. Robinson , MD / 189432806X
  94. The Memory Book / Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas / 0345410025
  95. Making the Alphabet Dance / Ross Eckler / 0312155808
  96. Wordplay / Chris Cole / 0806917970
  97. Webster's Synonyms, Antonyms and Homonyms / Joyce O'Conner and Enid Pearsons (Editors) / 0517063662
  98. Smileys / Doherty Sanderson and David W. Sanderson / 1565920414
  99. Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology / T.F. Hoad (Editor) / 0192830988
  100. Word Sense Disambiguation / Mark Stevenson / 1575863901
  101. Lexical Ambiguity Resolution / Steven Small, Garrison Weeks Cottrell, and Michael Tanennaus (Editors) / 0934613508
  102. Everything Scrabble / Joe Edley and John D. Williams, Jr. / 0671042181
  103. English Words / Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova / 0521793629
    REVIEW: Read the full review of English Words.
  104. Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog! / Jon Agee / 0374334730
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog!.
  105. So Many Dynamos! / Jon Agee / 0374224730
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
    REVIEW: Read the full review of So Many Dynamos!.
  106. A Man, A Plan... 2002; The Year in Palindromes / Mark Saltveit / 097187140X
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
  107. The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes / Howard Richler (Editor), Danny Shanahan (Illustrator) and Pierre Billon / 1895854490
  108. Psyduck's Tongue Twisters / Hajime Yume, William Flanagan, Gerard Jones, and Kagemaru Himeno (Illustrator) / 1569314187
  109. 1,001 Baseball Quips and Quotes / Glenn Liebman / 0517220857
  110. Dictionary of Word Origins / John Ayto / 1559702141
  111. Pun Demon I Am! / Alan Lewis and Frank Holmes / 1871615240
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Pun Demon I Am!.
  112. The Landscape of Place-Names / Margaret Gelling and Ann Cole / 1900289261
    REVIEW: Read the full review of The Landscape of Place-Names.
  113. The Street Names of England / Adrian Room / 1871615208
    REVIEW: Read the full review of The Street Names of England.
  114. Busy Buzzing Bumblebees / Alvin Schwartz and Paul Meisel (Illustrator) / 0064440362
  115. Giggle Fit / Joseph Rosenbloom and Steve Harpster (Illustrator) / 1402701225
  116. The World's Greatest Collection of Knock Knock Jokes and Tongue Twisters / Bob Phillips / 1557486506
  117. Rebus Word and Picture Puzzles / Victoria Fremont and Ted Lavash / 048628560X
  118. English Synonyms and Antonyms / Rosalind Fergusson / 0140511687
  119. Slanguage / Mike Ellis / 0786885203
  120. 2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions / Charles Earle Funk / 0883658453
  121. Between You and I / James Cochrane / 1840464836
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Between You and I.
  122. Stoopnagle's Tale Is Twisted / Keen James / 1891135031
  123. Marital Bliss and Other Oxymorons / Joe Kohl and Cliff Carle (Editor) / 0918259754
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
  124. Pretty Ugly / Warren S. Blumenfeld and Lisa Amoroso (Illustrator) / 0399514937
  125. You Said a Mouthful / Roger Karshner / 0940669153
  126. Rhyming Cockney Slang / Jack Jones / 0902920049
  127. Palindromes and Anagrams / Howard W. Bergerson / 0486206645
  128. Elvis Lives / Jon Agee / 0374321272
  129. Spoonerisms, Sycophants, and Sops / Donald Chain Black / 0060158867
  130. Jumbo Shrimp / Warren S. Blumenfeld / 039951306X
  131. Warm Voices Rearranged / Brandan Kearney and Gregg Turkington / 0965618358
    REVIEW: Read the full review of Warm Voices Rearranged.
  132. The Rebus Book / Martin Greif / 0806938269
  133. The Rails I Tote / Christopher Manson / 0805001131
  134. Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? / James Charlton and Mary Kornblum (Illustrator) / 0440214580
  135. Spooner / William Hayter / 0491016581
    This title is not available from Amazon UK.
  136. Freezer Burn / Laine Vilensky, David Holmes and Jeff MacNelly / 0345365704
  137. Santa's Short Suit Shrunk / Nola Buck, Laura Godwin, and Sue Truesdell (Illustrator) / 0613120663
  138. Elmo's Tricky Tongue Twisters / Sarah Albee and Maggie Swanson (Illustrator) / 0307988716
  139. World's Toughest Tongue Twisters / Joseph Rosenbloom and Dennis Kendrick (Illustrator) / 0806965967
  140. She Sells Seashells / Grace Kim and Patricia Hammel (Illustrator) / 0590265849
  141. Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? / James Charlton and Mary Kornblum (Illustrator) / 0440214580

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