Do you love puzzles but struggle to find time to fit them into your busy lifestyle? Overworked and Underpuzzled: Coffee Break Puzzles is the ultimate challenge for those who often only have 5 minutes at a time between meetings, presentations, emails and collecting the children.
When you need to unwind, the last thing you want is to have to wrap your head around an intricate new puzzle type. Overworked and Underpuzzled: Puzzles to Unwind is the puzzle book for you. With 200 all-time favourite puzzles, you'll have all the fun of puzzling, and still be able to decompress after a long day.
Adding endings and remembering when 'i' comes before 'e' are just some of the aspects of spelling that confront us with endless pitfalls. This easy-to-use A-Z guide does what no spellchecker can do: it offers both spellings for tricky words and rules that will help you develop good spelling.
This handy guide provides the basic information about grammar and punctuation that people need on a daily basis. Arranged in an A-Z format, the book contains entries for standard grammatical terms and deals with specific questions of usage such as the difference between 'may' and 'might' or 'that' and 'which'.
The most compact, authoritative, single-volume source of information about the English language available, this new edition of the Oxford Companion to the English Language increases coverage of World Englishes and the impact of technological advances on the English language. It is essential for reference and fascinating for browsing.
Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. Add sparkle to your speeches and presentations, or just enjoy a good laugh in company with Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Joan Rivers, Kathy Lette, Frankie Boyle, and friends.
Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
This work is sure to improve the written work of any student required to demonstrate the key skills of critical writing and thinking. It is equally as valuable for professionals needing these skills as well as for anyone who has a case to put forward and would like to do so convincingly.
Aims to provide academics and students with an understanding of the phenomenon of innovation. This handbook consists of twenty-one contributions from leading academic experts within their particular field. These have been organized into four main sections, the first of which looks at the creation of innovations, with focus on firms and networks.
A new edition of the dictionary that explains more than 10,000 of the most frequently used idioms in English today. This new edition has hundreds of new idioms and examples taken from our corpus. It also has more notes on the origins of idioms, notes to help with difficult vocabulary, study pages, exercises and cartoons to aid learning and add interest.