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The Resource Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers

Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers

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Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English
Title
Horrible words
Title remainder
a guide to the misuse of English
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Gowers
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nothing inflames the language gripers like a misplaced disinterested, an illogical irregardless, a hideous operationalisation. To purists these are 'howlers' and 'non-words', fit only for scorn. But in their rush to condemn such terms, are the naysayers missing something? In this provocative and hugely entertaining book, Rebecca Gowers throws light on a great array of horrible words, and shows how the diktats of the pedants are repeatedly based on misinformation, false reasoning and straight-up snobbery. The result is a brilliant work of history, a surreptitious introduction to linguistics, and a mischievous salute to the misusers of the language. It is also a bold manifesto asserting our common rights over English, even as it questions the true nature of style
Cataloging source
NLE
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Gowers, Rebecca,
Dewey number
428
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1460
LC item number
.G68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
English language
Label
Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: United Kingdom: Particular Books, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780141978970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn979986063
  • (OCoLC)979986063
  • 2512125
Label
Horrible words : a guide to the misuse of English, Rebecca Gowers
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: United Kingdom: Particular Books, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780141978970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn979986063
  • (OCoLC)979986063
  • 2512125

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