The Dimwit's Dictionary: Replace Lazy Writing with Elegant English

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Marion Street Press, Sep 1, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 783 pages
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Thousands of overused words and phrases-and alternatives to them-are compiled in this ultimate writer's reference, composing the perfect companion for those seeking to weed out bland, commonplace content and replace it with crisp, concise prose. Entertaining examples of poor vocabulary make for great browsing while specific cliches and sharper options are also featured. Humorous and enlightening, this updated edition contains more than 100 new entries and 50 new exemplary sentences.
 

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Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of the Vocabula Review, a monthly online journal about the English language. He is the author of The Best Words, The Dictionary of Concise Writing, The Dictionary of Disagreeable English, and Vocabula Bound. He lives in Rockport, Massachusetts.

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