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Summary Horrible Words

Horrible Words

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 uestions the true nature of styl Best thing I ve read this year so far Loved it all the way from head to toe Fun and all wits and deep and tongue in cheek all at once My call don t be scared don t just guess all books on words are just a bore this one ain t so so don t you doubt it and don t you miss out trust me just get your hands on it and read itAnd if you wish just to be safe let me know if you should hate it which let me tell you you can t so you won t and I ll pay you back for it Deal We got a dealThen off you go Go get it now Just pick it up and read it I swear to you I can t tell you how much you ll love this book the whole humongous ravishing fantabulousness of it Putting Out of Your Mind year so far Loved it all the way from head to toe Fun and all wits and deep and tongue in cheek all at once My call don t be scared don t just guess all books on words are just a bore this one ain t so so don t Under the Knife / Whistleblower you doubt it and don t Warrior Rising (The Esri you miss out trust me just get Mistress at a Price your hands on it and read itAnd if Raintree (Raintree, you wish just to be safe let me know if The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress you should hate it which let me tell A Millionaire for Cinderella (In Love with the Boss you Tame A Wild Stallion you can t so Daddy By Choice you won t and I ll pay Stealing Kisses you back for it Deal We got a dealThen off One Breathless Night / Insatiable you go Go get it now Just pick it up and read it I swear to Old Flame, New Sparks you I can t tell Lone Star Baby Bombshell you how much Lullabies and Lies you ll love this book the whole humongous ravishing fantabulousness of it

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Sing somethingIn 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 I m not sure how the writer managed to make what should be an interesting topic so flat and lifeless

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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 mis Oh I loved this book Gowers is a wonderful writer and her argument is perfectly suited to her purpose She addresses throughout a reader who desires above all to drive vocabulary purists and prescriptivists insane giving that reader advice on how best to do it Hilarious From back formations to phrasal verbs to portmanteaus to double negatives she shows us how our efforts to keep the English language static and correct are both ill informed and useless with wonderful examples and side notes Okay so I m a word nerd I confess it happily And I m overjoyed to know that there are writers out there with a great sense of humor who want to write whole BOOKS about words Keep em coming

  • Hardcover
  • 193
  • Horrible Words
  • Rebecca Gowers
  • English
  • 07 January 2019
  • 9781846148514

5 thoughts on “Horrible Words

  1. says:

    Oh I loved this book Gowers is a wonderful writer and her argument is perfectly suited to her purpose She addresses throughout a reader who desires above all to drive vocabulary purists and prescriptivists insane giving that reader advice on how best to do it Hilarious From back formations to phrasal verbs to portmanteaus to double negatives she shows us how our efforts to keep the English language static and correct are both ill informed a

  2. says:

    I'm not sure how the writer managed to make what should be an interesting topic so flat and lifeless

  3. says:

    Best thing I've read this year so far Loved it all the way from head to toe Fun and all wits and deep and tongue in cheek all at once My call don't be scared don't just guess all books on words are just a bore this one ain't so; so don't you doubt it and don't you miss out trust me just get your hands on it and

  4. says:

    35 stars Kind of like being taught language historylinguisticswhatever this is about by Lemony Snicket Enjoyable though t

  5. says:

    How many of us encouraged by our love of language and reading followed an academic path that led to prescriptivism This book serves as an entertaining and erudite corrective But in its exploration of usage grammar and etymology descriptivists might find themselves compiling their own lists of horrible words strictly for personal use of course

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