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Synopsis: The author of Crazy English celebrates the English language, discussing why it is the most widely spoken one, the inherent prejudices in it, the pitfalls of it, and more. Reprint.
From the Back Cover: MASTER VERBALIST RICHARD LEDERER, AMERICA'S "WIZARD OF IDIOM" (DENVER POST), PRESENTS A LOVE LETTER TO THE MOST GLORIOUS OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS...
Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses to hunt down and string up language offenders. Instead, join him "In Praise of English, " and discover why the tongue described in Shakespeare's day as "of small reatch" has become the most widely spoken language in history:
-- English never rejects a word because of race, creed, or national origin. Did you know that jukebox comes from Gullah and canoe from Haitian Creole?
-- Many of our greatest writers have invented words and bequeathed new expressions to our everyday conversations. Can you imagine making up almost ten percent of your written vocabulary? Scholars now know that William Shakespeare did just that!
He also points out the pitfalls and pratfalls of English. If a man mans a station, what does a woman do? In the "The Department of Redundancy Department, " "Is English Prejudiced?" and other essays, Richard Lederer urges us not to abandon that which makes us human: the capacity to distinguish, discriminate, compare, and evaluate.
Title: THE MIRACLE OF LANGUAGE
Publisher: Pocket Books Inc.
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: VG-
Edition: 1st thus
Book Description Pocket Books (Mm), 1992. Taschenbuch. Condition: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - 0 pp. Deutsch. Seller Inventory # INF3003379473
Book Description Pocket, 1991. Condition: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP88611319
Book Description Pocket, 1991. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP17450381
Book Description Pocket, 1991. Condition: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP7560476
Book Description Pocket Books. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0671709402I3N00
Book Description Pocket, 1991. Condition: Good. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP87141147
Book Description Pocket Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992. S Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. Second Printing.. Brief summary of content available on request by e-mail. Seller Inventory # 126671
Book Description Pocket, 1992. Wraps (Paperback). Condition: Pages clean, binding firm. First Edition Thus. SIGNED by Richard Lederer. Seller Inventory # 53580
Book Description Pocket Book, Inc., New York, New York, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good-. 1st Printing. Very good - mass market paperback. May be some rubbing or minor shelfwear to book. Overall a nice clean tight copy. Book. Seller Inventory # MM2644
Book Description Pocket, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0671709402