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The Queen S English

Author : Henry Alford
ISBN : UCAL:$B624851
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

The Queens English

Author : Dr Bernard C. Lamb
ISBN : 9781843177531
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What is good English, and why do we need it? The Queen's English shows how the English language, used properly, has great power to instruct, move and entertain people, but used incorrectly, can lead to a lack of clarity and confusion. This book informs in a light-hearted way, reminding readers how to use the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as further teaching them new tips and tricks of style, rhetoric, vocabulary and the use of foreign phrases, to give their writing and speech a stylish and impressive flair. The book also shows the perils of using language incorrectly, offering extremely (if unintentionally) humorous examples of where bad English can cause one thing to mean something entirely different! Authoritive yet entertaining, and illustrated with pithy drawings, this is the ideal book for anyone who strives for clear, stylish and accurate communication.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Queens English

Author : Chloe O. Davis
ISBN : 9780593135013
Genre : Social Science
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A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture. Do you know where "yaaaas queen!" comes from? Do you know the difference between a bear and a wolf? Do you know what all the letters in LGBTQIA+ stand for? The Queens' English is a comprehensive guide to modern gay slang, queer theory terms, and playful colloquialisms that define and celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture. This modern dictionary provides an in-depth look at queer language, from terms influenced by celebrated lesbian poet Sappho and from New York's underground queer ball culture in the 1980s to today's celebration of RuPaul's Drag Race. The glossary of terms is supported by full-color illustrations and photography throughout, as well as real-life usage examples for those who don't quite know how to use "kiki," "polysexual," or "transmasculine" in a sentence. A series of educational lessons highlight key people and events that shaped queer language; readers will learn the linguistic importance of pronouns, gender identity, Stonewall, the Harlem Renaissance, and more. For every queen in your life--the men, women, gender non-conforming femmes, butches, daddies, and zaddies--The Queens' English is at once an education and a celebration of queer history, identity, and the limitless imagination of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Category: Social Science

The Last Medieval Queens

Author : J. L. Laynesmith
ISBN : 0199247374
Genre : History
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The last medieval queens of England were Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Neville, and Elizabeth of York - four very different women whose lives and queenship were dominated by the Wars of the Roses. This book is not a traditional biography but a thematic study of the ideology and practice of queenship. It examines the motivations behind the choice of the first English-born queens, the multi-faceted rituals of coronation, childbirth, and funeral, the divided loyalties between family and king, and the significance of a position at the heart of the English power structure that could only be filled by a woman. It sheds new light on the queens' struggles to defend their children's rights to the throne, and argues that ideologically and politically a queen was integral to the proper exercise of mature kingship in this period.
Category: History

The Queen S English

Author : Harry Blamires
ISBN : 0747517061
Genre : English language
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This is a survey of today's climate of literacy that homes in on the actual faults in current usage, cataloguing common errors and infelicities. The book contains examples of these from papers, journals and magazines. It also gives advice on how to attain linguistic accuracy. The book raises the question of whether an educational system can be expected to lift standards of literacy when the young are pitchforked into an adult world in which professional writers are careless of good usage.
Category: English language

Her Ladyship S Guide To The Queen S English

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 1849943699
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 33.38 MB
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Her Ladyship's guide to speaking and writing better English. Wherever you are, whatever the company, good English will always stand you in good stead. The world's most important language has a number of difficult areas and pitfalls, and almost all of us have some area to improve, whether it's how to spell 'millennium', how to pronounce 'schedule' the English way (as opposed to the American way), or find the correct word for the 'toilet' when talking to bishops and barons. Her Ladyship's Guide quickly takes you through the major problem areas. It covers: common mistakes in grammar (which will belie a lowly upbringing), common misspellings, commonly misused words, and the all-important choice of words and phrases to use in posh society with a pronunciation guide.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Queen S Hinglish

Author : B. K. Mahal
ISBN : IND:30000109889281
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Takes a light-hearted look at 'Hinglish', a variety of English combined with elements of Southern Asian languages. This book features the best-loved and familiar terms, such as pukka and chuddies. It includes intriguing facts and stories and is illustrated throughout.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Living Age

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119094238
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An Essay On Reasoning

Author : Edward T. Dixon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105046697863
Genre : Reason
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Category: Reason