Mind the Gaffe!: A Troubleshooter's Guide to English Style and Usage

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A linguist with attitude, R. L. Trask was a steadfast soldier in the never-ending War of Words, fighting the good fight for standard written English. Revered for its insight and legendary for its cheek, Trask s Mind the Gaffe! is an indispensable guidebook for wordsmiths and language mavens of every stripe, providing safe passage through the ubiquitous minefields of improper usage. Artiste: This pretentious word . . . commonly means fraud pretending to be an artist. Don t use it unless you mean to be insulting. Amoral, Immoral: An amoral person is one who does not know the difference between right and wrong. An immoral person knows the difference but does wrong anyway. Reaction: A reaction is a sudden and spontaneous response to a stimulus, such as jumping, shrieking, or fainting. The word is not properly used as a fancy word for any kind of considered response. If you circulate a policy document, you can ask others for their opinions, or for their criticisms, but do not ask them for their reactions unless you hope to hear responses like I burst into uncontrollable laughter. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780061132209

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A linguist with attitude, R. L. Trask was a steadfast soldier in the never-ending War of Words, fighting the good fight for standard written English. Revered for its insight and legendary for its cheek, Trask s Mind the Gaffe! is an indispensable guidebook for wordsmiths and language mavens of every stripe, providing safe passage through the ubiquitous minefields of improper usage. Artiste: This pretentious word . . . commonly means fraud pretending to be an artist. Don t use it unless you mean to be insulting. Amoral, Immoral: An amoral person is one who does not know the difference between right and wrong. An immoral person knows the difference but does wrong anyway. Reaction: A reaction is a sudden and spontaneous response to a stimulus, such as jumping, shrieking, or fainting. The word is not properly used as a fancy word for any kind of considered response. If you circulate a policy document, you can ask others for their opinions, or for their criticisms, but do not ask them for their reactions unless you hope to hear responses like I burst into uncontrollable laughter. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780061132209

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