THE RIGHT WORD HOW TO SAY WHAT YOU REALLY MEAN RIGHT

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The Right Word

Author : Jan Venolia
ISBN : 9780307784193
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Every writer needs help with words: choosing them, using them, spelling them correctly. When is optimal or optimum the better choice? Why use germane when relevant is, well, more relevant? Created for just such tortuous (torturous?) situations, this handy guide provides an A-to-Z listing of troublesome, confusing words, accompanied by clear examples and explanations to help avoid common mistakes. With a discussion on getting the most out of words, a helpful resource section, humorous illustrations, and clever bits of wordplay, this compact reference is an indispensable resource. • The latest addition to Jan Venolia's Right! series, which has sold more than 600,000 copies. • With the growing influence of email and other instant communication on the English language, a modern reference is more important than ever. • Small and portable, this book is easier to carry and to use than some of the larger, bulkier reference works. • The cover design for WRITE RIGHT! and REWRITE RIGHT! was selected to display in the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) 50 Books / 50 Covers Exhibition in 2001. The designer for this series (including The Right Word!) is Paul Kepple, director, Headcase Design, Philadelphia, PA. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Right Word In The Right Place At The Right Time

Author : William Safire
ISBN : 1416587403
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For the past twenty-five years Americans have relied on Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith William Safire for their weekly dose of linguistic illumination in The New York Times Magazine's column "On Language" -- one of the most popular features of the magazine and a Sunday-morning staple for innumerable fans. He is the most widely read writer on the English language today. Safire is the guru of contemporary vocabulary, speech, language, usage and writing. Dedicated and disputatious readers itch to pick up each column and respond to the week's linguistic wisdom with a gotcha letter to the Times. The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time marks the publication of Safire's sixteenth book on language. This collection is a classic to be read, re-read, enjoyed and fought over. Fans, critics and fellow linguists wait with bated (from the French abattre "to beat down") breath for each new anthology -- and, like its predecessors, this one is bound to satisfy and delight. Safire finds fodder for his columns in politics and current events, as well as in science, technology, entertainment and daily life. The self-proclaimed card-carrying language maven and pop grammarian is not above tackling his own linguistic blunders as he detects language trends and tracks words, phrases and clichés to their source. Scholarly, entertaining and thoughtful, Safire's critical observations about language and slanguage are at once provocative and enlightening. Safire is America's go-to guy when it comes to language, and he has included sharp and passionately opinionated letters from readers across the English-speaking world who have been unable to resist picking up a pen to put the maven himself in his place or to offer alternate interpretations, additional examples, amusing anecdotes or just props. The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time is a fascinating, learned and piquant look at the oddities and foibles that find their way into the English language. Exposing linguistic hooey and rigamarole and filled with Safire's trademark wisdom, this book has a place on the desk or bedside table of all who share his profound love of the English language -- as well as his penchant for asking "What does that mean?" Or, "Wassat?" This new collection is sure to delight readers, writers and word lovers everywhere and spark the interest of anyone who has ever wondered, "Where did the phrase 'brazen hussy' come from?"
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Word Savvy

Author : Nancy Ragno
ISBN : 1599633035
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Build Your Word Know-How—and Stand Out The right words help you make a good impression—smart, professional, and trustworthy. Poor word choices can make coworkers, teachers, friends, or editors think you’re unprofessional, uneducated, or lazy. It?s critical that you learn the best methods for preventing wrong-word problems and catching errors in your writing. Word Savvy teaches you simple, easy ways to confidently avoid mistakes and ensure your success. Distinguish between confusing word pairs: What’s the difference between accept and except or sight, cite, and site? Confidently use commonly misused words: What do nonplussed, quay, gourmand, and ambivalent really mean? Get rid of mistakes in your speech and writing: Did you know diligency isn?t a word? Apply the rules (and exceptions) for tricky singulars and plurals: What’s the plural of addendum? Learn how to keep up with buzzwords and how to tell when the buzz wears off: What are the best strategies for staying on top of popular jargon—and avoiding irritating your coworkers with words that are past their prime? Plus, identify the keywords that will make your résumé stand out: What industry-related words and powerful verbs will get your résumé past the automated scanning software? No matter what kind of writing you do in your day-to-day life, Word Savvy gives you the strategies so that you can recognize, remember, and use the right word—every time. BONUS ONLINE CONTENT Download 3 free bookmarks, each with 10 savvy words everyone should know, at writersdigest.com/word-savvy
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Write Say The Right Word

Author : EBRAHIM ABEDI
ISBN : 9781304868220
Genre : Education
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This English book will take you by hand to write and say the right word; it will prove to be your source and guide book if you are not a native speaker of English.
Category: Education

Management Philosophy

Author : Ole F. Kirkeby
ISBN : 3540668926
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.36 MB
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This book opens a new field within business science: management philosophy. It presents an uncompromising picture of the real leader through a set of leadership virtues, focusing on human duties, not on human rights. The book demonstrates that only through philosophy it is possible to establish a genuine science of management, overcoming the pressures of functionalism, opportunism and pragmaticism, inherent in the hyper-modern corporation shaped by high-tech and information advantages.
Category: Business & Economics

Words That Work

Author : Frank Luntz
ISBN : 9781401385743
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz: He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. Hell tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." If you ever wanted to learn how to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this book's for you.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Right Words At The Right Time

Author : Marlo Thomas
ISBN : 074344650X
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 55.24 MB
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Featuring reflections on how different people found wisdom and hope in the inspirational words of loved ones, a collection of thoughtful advice includes contributions by Tom Brokaw, Jimmy Carter, Steven Spielberg, Amy Tan, and many others.
Category: Self-Help

You Re Saying It Wrong

Author : Ross Petras
ISBN : 9780399578090
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 26.32 MB
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For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse. With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes. Entries reveal how to pronounce boatswain like an old salt on the deck of a ship, trompe l'oeil like a bona fide art expert, and haricot vert like a foodie, while arming us with the knowledge of why certain words are correctly pronounced the "slangy" way (they came about before dictionaries), what stalks of grain have to do with pronunciation, and more. With bonus sidebars like "How to Sound like a Seasoned Traveler" and "How to Sound Cultured," readers will be able to speak about foreign foods and places, fashion, philosophy, and literature with authority.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Getting The Holy Ghost

Author : Peter Marina
ISBN : 9780739170731
Genre : Religion
File Size : 81.38 MB
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Getting the Holy Ghost is an ethnography that examines a small, African-American Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn, NY. Using personal stories, the book focuses on the individual process of becoming Pentecostal while challenging important concepts like crisis to explain the process where individuals become tongue-speakers. The book explores new concepts like “God-Hunting” and “Holy Ghost Capital” and asserts that the small Pentecostal Church is better able to retain the charisma that sparked the religious movement.
Category: Religion