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The Resource Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers

Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers

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Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English
Title
Horrible words
Title remainder
a guide to the misuse of English
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Rebecca Gowers
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Language
eng
Summary
Nothing inflames the language gripers like a misplaced disinterested, an illogical irregardless, a hideous operationalisation. To purists these are 'howlers' and 'non-words', fit only for scorn. But in their rush to condemn such terms, are the naysayers missing something? In this provocative and hugely entertaining book, Rebecca Gowers throws light on a great array of horrible words, and shows how the diktats of the pedants are repeatedly based on misinformation, false reasoning and straight-up snobbery. The result is a brilliant work of history, a surreptitious introduction to linguistics, and a mischievous salute to the misusers of the language. It is also a bold manifesto asserting our common rights over English, even as it questions the true nature of style
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VMOR
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Gowers, Rebecca
Dewey number
428
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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English language
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Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000057438940
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 191 pages
Isbn
9781846148514
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)923550252
Label
Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057438940
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 191 pages
Isbn
9781846148514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)923550252

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