Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge’s popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. She has also. 5 Aug Eric Partridge · Paperback Usage and Abusage takes a long, hard look at the use – and constant misuse – of English. Declaring war on bad. In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge’s popular reference book to Usage and Abusage wittily attacks linguistic abusage of all kinds and offers.
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This is my favourite book to refer to when musing over the slow death of the English language. Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit ” K Hiner. Complete Study Edition William Shakespeare. Apr 18, Jenny rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
My point is, it makes me sad for the English language, but it is also a handy guide for those of us who have trouble letting go. Cart Support Signed in as: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In addition, she has added a section to the book entitled Vogue Words, which includes words such as “crash” “symbiotic, ” and “viable” that have acquired a power and an influence beyond those that they originally possessed.
Common terms and phrases action adjective adverb Alan Herbert ambiguity American English American usage applied archaic archaism avoided become better Britain British C. Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge’s popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 31, Calum rated it liked it.
It’s an apt title, because it makes you realise just how much language has come to be abused on a daily basis.
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Saiqa Maqsood rated it it was amazing Jun 11, This item is temporarily unavailable via the Norton website, but it can be ordered through your favorite bookseller or online retailer. Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time. It now reflects the language changes of the ’90s, while retaining succinct and witty ane by Partridge on such subjects as ambiguity, euphemisms, jargon, negation, and puns.
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Essential addition to reference portion of my bookshelf. The Magic Key Roderick Hunt. Dry, witty, amusing, and just a touchy of smarmy. Paperbackpages. Trivia About Usage and Abusage In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge’s popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. Ian Sargent rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Top Cat Julia Donaldson.
I use it almost daily in my work as an editor. Book ratings by Goodreads. Usage and Abusage wittily attacks linguistic abusage of all kinds and offers constructive advice on the proper use of English. University of Chicago Press.
Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge’s popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. Richards idea idiom idiomatic implies incorrect jargon Jespersen John kind language latter less literary logical means ment merely metaphor misused nature negative never obsolescent obsolete officialese one’s Onions onymous past participle perhaps person phrase plural poetic precis preferred preterite pronoun pronunciation properly prose quoted Rhetoric sense sentence separate entry singular slang sometimes speak speech spelling Standard English Stuart Chase style subjunctive synonym Syntax technical tense term things tion tive usual verb VOGUE WORDS Webster’s Weseen whereas writing.
Nathan rated it really liked it Jan 24, She has also added a section to the book entitled “Vogue Words,” which includes words that have acquired a new power and influence. A Guide to Good English 3.