A civil tongue

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Bobbs-Merrill, 1976 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 207 pages
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Discusses the use and misuse of the English language in the United States.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A pleasantly written guide to the history of English, and how to deploy it effectively. Certainly recommended for those aspiring to professionalism. Read full review

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did, because Edwin Newman was one of the outstanding team of NBC news analysts of the Huntley-Brinkley era. On the whole, if you're in the mood for being scolded about English usage, I'd suggest John Simon's Paradigms Lost in preference. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments ix
1
A OneWay Streetcar Named Detente
20
Ize Front
52
A Real Super Player with Good Compassion
76
Some Enchanted Citadel
103
Paradigm Lost
128
A Fatal Slaying of the Very Worst Kind 759
159
Myself Will Be Back After This Message
184
Index
197
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