The Resource Angels, barbarians, and nincompoops : ... and a lot of other words you thought you knew, Anthony Esolen, (ebook)

Angels, barbarians, and nincompoops : ... and a lot of other words you thought you knew, Anthony Esolen, (ebook)

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Angels, barbarians, and nincompoops : ... and a lot of other words you thought you knew
Title
Angels, barbarians, and nincompoops
Title remainder
... and a lot of other words you thought you knew
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Anthony Esolen
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Language
eng
Summary
It's hard not to love this book, which introduces a diverse cast of characters ranging from C.S. Lewis and Emily Dickinson to Lily Munster and the Great Pumpkin to explain the historical, humorous, and even sacred origins of words most of us use without even knowing what they literally mean or where they come from. In this engaging discussion of the roots of everyday English, Anthony Esolen introduces readers to a linguistic heritage who's Christian and cultural origins are now largely forgotten. Join Professor Esolen in a fun, educational, and often downright hilarious romp through 98 of your soon-to-be favorite words. Learn how - to say nothing of when and where - to properly use the word, "drunken." ("The bridegroom's mother has drunken a whole bottle of champagne, and is now drawing flowers on the floor with her lipstick.") Learn why, if you are faithful to the King's English, you really don't want Lily Munster to "dust" your furniture! And learn why Professor Esolen and other lovers of beauty in language and liturgy wince when faulty word choice reduces a mighty angel of God to the status of a mere messenger boy. Again and again, you'll find yourself laughing along with Anthony Esolen, who channels his inner Boris Badenov (Bullwinkle the Moose's nemesis, for the philistines and millennials among you) and reminds us that "eees good" to know grammar and "eees fun" to play with linguistic style
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Midwest
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Esolen, Anthony M
Dewey number
428.1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Vocabulary
  • English language
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adult
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Angels, barbarians, and nincompoops : ... and a lot of other words you thought you knew, Anthony Esolen, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781505108750
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12134750
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remote
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12134750
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MWT12134750
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Angels, barbarians, and nincompoops : ... and a lot of other words you thought you knew, Anthony Esolen, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781505108750
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12134750
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12134750
System control number
MWT12134750
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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