The Dimwit's Dictionary: 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them

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Marion Street Press, Inc., 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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Drop that cliche! Too many writers rely on easy, trite words and phrases when superior alternatives could make their writing sing. This dictionary describes thousands of these tired words and phrases, and provides sharp alternatives. It is a handy book for writers who want to create original, concise work that readers enjoy. And it's a fun book to browse -- perfect for the writer on anybody's gift list. This is a revised and expanded version of a book by the same author published by Writer's Digest Books in 1994.
 

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User Review  - mhgatti - LibraryThing

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

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Expressions That Dull Our Reason and Dim Our Insight
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Writing That Demands to Be Read Aloud Speech That Calls to Be Captured in Print
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The Dimwits Dictionary
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