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Dictionary of Troublesome Words, The Penguin (Reference Books)

by Bill Bryson

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Published by Puffin .
Written in English


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Number of Pages192
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Open LibraryOL7356041M
ISBN 100140512004
ISBN 109780140512007

Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words By Bill Bryson Publisher: Broadway Books Pages: ISBN #: By Tom Hess Perhaps better known for his light-hearted travel tales (A Walk in the Woods, In a Sunburned Country, etc.), author Bill Bryson has also written several books relating to the quirky and 'troublesome' use of the English. The great triumph of Troublesome Words is that it's arranged like a dictionary but is interesting enough to read cover to cover as though it were a novel. It projects a sense of personality (Bryson's) and his values: companies' eccentric and convention-defying names - with backward facing letters, for example - should never be allowed to become Reviews:

One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usual Bill Bryson says it best: "English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. Bryson's dictionary of troublesome words Bill Bryson One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense.

*The Oxford English Dictionary,seeking to record all English words, says it covers more than , words and phrases in its twenty volumes. The Guinness Book of World Records places the count at more than , words plus , technical terms, a total exceeding a million. It numbers the Shakespearean vocabulary at 33, words and expresses. First edition (original title) Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (ISBN ) is a book by Bill Bryson, published under several titles since , that catalogues some of the English language's most commonly misused words and phrases in order to demonstrate preferable helps writers and editors to think about how to make written communication clearer (or, in some cases.


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Now, a decade and a half later, revised, updated, and thoroughly (but not overly) Americanized, it has become Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, more than ever an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language.

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A complete unknown, he nonetheless sold Penguin Books on the idea, and the result was The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words, which sold decently enough on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, fifteen years later, Bill Bryson has become, well, Bill Bryson -- and his terrifically useful little book has been revised, updated and Americanized to.

Penguin Books the need for a guide to the proper use of some of our language's gray areas, and volunteered to tackle the job. He received an unexpected thumbs-up. The result was Bryson's first book, THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF TROUBLESOME WORDS.

As a hint to its contents, he proposed the alternate subtitle "A Guide to Everything. Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (ISBN ) is a book by Bill Bryson, published under several titles sincethat catalogues some of the English language 's most commonly misused words and phrases in order to demonstrate preferable usage.

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Bill Bryson was born in in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up there. He is a graduate of Drake University and while studying. The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson.

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In order to aid quick consultation, all German and English words are listed in separate indexes. The book is designed for all upper secondary and tertiary students of German and complements Routledge's grammar, dictionary and vocabulary building textbooks.

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His books on the English language include Mother Tongue and Troublesome Words, both published by Penguin. Bill Bryson is the author of several bestsellers including The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Big Country, Down Under, A Short History of Nearly Everything, One Summer: America and his memoir, The /5().

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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism.

Now in its fourth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for. Troublesome Words is playful and riddlesome guide to the English language from the bestselling author of Notes from a Small Island and A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt?.

Now, a decade and a half later, revised, updated, and thoroughly (but not overly) Americanized, it has become Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, more than ever an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language.

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Rating: ★★★★★ 93 out of based on user.Troublesome Words, the revised and updated edition of Bryson's original book (The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words), is an A - Z guide to words and phrases commonly misused in print.

Drawing from more than 40 respected works on linguistics, Bryson provides advice and suggestions to everyday grammatical problems and helpfully 4/5(4).