Download e-book for kindle: An Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, by Geoffrey Hughes

By Geoffrey Hughes

this is often the single encyclopedia of the social background of swearing and foul language within the English-speaking global. It covers a few of the social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults within the complete diversity of the English language. whereas the emphasis is on American and British English, the various significant worldwide types resembling Australian, Canadian, South African, and Caribbean English also are included.

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Download e-book for iPad: Visualize Your Vocabulary: Featuring Werdnerd's Favorite by Kris Hagen

By Kris Hagen

This name in the Visualize Your Vocabulary sequence establishes the definitive "How To" completely memorize invoice O'Reilly issue phrases or the other phrases. the tactic during this publication makes it enjoyable, effortless, quickly, and painless to tame difficult vocabulary. experiences exhibit that the majority people are visible inexperienced persons, so the trick to recollect an summary suggestion is to show it right into a photo. which can take effort and time. This e-book does all the be just right for you. it's the educational an identical of steroids for an athlete. learn it and achieve a impressive area over different scholars. learn it and dramatically increase your verbal IQ. learn it and advance a strong vocabulary. learn it and the mild-mannered, offbeat, great hero Werdnerd will take you on a travel via 2 hundred zany illustrations that might magically stick on your reminiscence like glue. you notice it. You get it. It’s that simple.

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Download e-book for iPad: Reise Know-How Sprachführer Hindi 3 in 1: Hindi, Hindi für by Daniel Krasa,Rainer Krack

By Daniel Krasa,Rainer Krack

Dieser Jubiläumsband erschien erstmalig anlässlich des 25-jährigen Bestehens der Reihe Kauderwelsch. Er besteht aus drei Einzelbänden in einem Buch:
1) Hindi - Wort für Wort,
2) Hindi für Bollywoodfans,
3) Hindi Slang - das andere Hindi.

Kauderwelsch Sprachführer bieten einen schnellen Einstieg in fremde Sprachen und vermitteln Wissenswertes über Land und Leute.

Alle fremdsprachigen Sätze im Buch werden zusätzlich zur sinngemäßen Übersetzung ins Deutsche auch einmal Wort für Wort übersetzt. Dadurch wird das Verständnis für die fremde Sprache erleichtert, und einzelne Wörter lassen sich schnell austauschen. Die Grammatik wird kurz und verständlich erklärt, soweit es für einen einfachen Sprachgebrauch nötig ist. Das Wörterbuch am Ende hält einen Grundwortschatz und wichtige Begriffe für Reisende bereit.

Kauderwelsch-Bücher sind viel mehr als übliche Reisesprachführer. Ziel ist es, schon nach kurzer Zeit tatsächlich sprechen zu können, wenn auch nicht immer druckreif.

+++ Kauderwelsch Sprachführer von Reise knowledge: handlich, alltagstauglich, für über a hundred and fifty Sprachen.

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Read e-book online Historical Dictionary of Colonial America (Historical PDF

By William A. Pencak

The years among 1450 and 1550 marked the tip of 1 period in global background and the start of one other. most significantly, the focal point of worldwide trade and gear shifted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, mostly as a result of the discovery of the hot global. the recent international was once greater than a geographic novelty. It opened the way in which for brand new human chances, chances that have been first fulfilled by means of the British colonies of North the US, approximately a hundred years after Columbus landed within the Bahamas.

The Historical Dictionary of Colonial America covers America's historical past from the 1st settlements to the tip and quick aftermath of the French and Indian struggle. this can be performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an in depth bibliography, and over four hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries at the a number of colonies, which have been based and the way they turned these which declared independence. spiritual, political, fiscal, and relations existence; vital humans; war; and relatives among British, French, Spanish, and Dutch colonies also are one of the themes coated. This booklet is a superb entry aspect for college kids, researchers, and somebody desirous to recognize extra approximately Colonial America.

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The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and by Phil Cousineau PDF

By Phil Cousineau

To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of those painted phrases, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau starts off every one attention-grabbing note access together with his personal short definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of costs that convey how the be aware is used, finishing with a listing of better half phrases. The phrases themselves variety from standard — like biscuit, a twice-baked cake for Roman squaddies — to loanwords together with chaparral, from the Basque shepherds who got here to the yank West; phrases from myths, comparable to hector; metamorphosis phrases, like foolish, which advanced holy to goofy in a trifling thousand years; and phrases good beneficial of revival, similar to carrytale, a wandering storyteller. even if old-fangled or fresh, all of the phrases integrated within the Painted notice own an ineffable caliber that makes them luminous.

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Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage's An Illustrated Dictionary of the Third Reich PDF

By Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage

This dictionary offers an important volume of easy details at the 3rd Reich period through directory, and infrequently depicting, German phrases hooked up to Nazism and the Germany of global warfare II. It contains ranks, badges, insignia, regalia, medals, flags and banners, guns, uniforms, apparatus, automobiles, fortifications, airplanes, battleships, major Nazi suggestions and companies, slogans, sayings, code names, nicknames, slang phrases, locations of significance, occasions and battles, treaties and alliances, and economics, justice, artwork, faith, schooling, political events, newspapers, legislation, associations, and brief biographies of Nazi leaders. To make the increase of Nazism understandable, facets of the Weimar Republic have additionally been thought of. In all there are 1,650 entries and 234 illustrations.

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Read e-book online Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive PDF

By Paul Copan,Tremper Longman III,Christopher L. Reese,Michael Strauss

The Dictionary of Christianity and technology provides, in a single quantity, entries on over 450 key words, theories, participants, hobbies, and debates on the intersection of Christian religion and modern science.


In addition, simply because definite issues equivalent to the age of the Earth and the historicity of Adam and Eve impress war of words between Christians, the dictionary contains “Counterpoints”-like essays that suggest for the perspectives most typically held between evangelicals. Representatives of best views current their arguments vigorously yet respectfully in those advocacy essays, permitting readers to check concepts and draw their very own conclusions. The dictionary is additionally absolutely cross-referenced and entries comprise references and advice for extra reading.


Edited by way of Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss, the Dictionary of Christianity and technology features a top-notch lineup of over one hundred forty participants within the fields of bible study, theology, philosophy, historical past, and diverse sciences. a special reference paintings, will probably be beneficial for students, pastors, scholars, and any Christian eager to larger comprehend the main proper matters and concepts on the intersection of Christian religion and science.

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John Renard's Historical Dictionary of Sufism (Historical Dictionaries of PDF

By John Renard

The such a lot largely authorised rationalization of Sufism is the etymological derivation of the time period from the Arabic for “wool,” ṣūf, associating practitioners with a choice for bad, tough garments. This clarification sincerely identifies Sufism with ascetical perform and the significance of manifesting religious poverty via fabric poverty. in truth, a few of the earliest “Western” descriptions of people now commonly linked to the bigger phenomenon of Sufism pointed out them with the Arabic time period faqīr, mendicant, or its commonest Persian similar, darwīsh. Sufism, as provided the following embraces a number of beneficial properties together with the ritual, institutional, mental, hermeneutical, creative, literary, moral, and epistemological.

This moment version of Historical Dictionary of Sufism contains a chronology, an creation, a thesaurus, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on very important personalities, significant historic figures and events, practices, financial system, overseas kinfolk, faith, and tradition. This ebook is a superb entry aspect for college kids, researchers, and somebody eager to understand extra approximately Sufism.

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