The Dimwit's Dictionary: More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them
This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired, language and replace it with crisp, concise writing. Humorous examples of bad language make for great browsing, while readers can also look up specific clich s and find fresh options.
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Hey, I know, let's all become the pompous vocabulary police and take all the personality out of our writing! Tedious to read and filled with unimaginative alternatives to what the authors believe are ... Read full review
PART 1 On Dimwitticisms
Chapter 1 Expressions That Dull Our Reason and Dim Our Insight
Chapter 2 Writing That Demands to Be Read Aloud Speech That Calls to Be Captured in Print
PART 2 The Dimwits Dictionary
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Robert Hartwell Fiske
No preview available - 2002