Dent's Modern Tribes
The Secret Languages of Britain
Hobbies and professions all have their unique and colourful jargon, which is often completely baffling to outsiders. But now Countdown’s resident word expert has decoded these mysterious idioms by interviewing hundreds of members of Britain’s ‘tribes’, from twitchers to spies. Here she presents the idiosyncratic vocabulary that she has learned, so that you too can discover why bin collectors love a ‘Tiffany’, what a publisher means by ‘deckle’ and how ticket inspectors discreetly request back-up.
Junior Illustrated Dictionary
Designed to help new readers to develop their linguistic, spelling and vocabulary skills, this illustrated dictionary focuses on the words that children use in everyday life. Each entry defines the word clearly (plus the pronunciation for harder words), identifies the part of speech, gives an example sentence and includes synonyms and antonyms where appropriate. Age 6+