9781402243059

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus

  • ISBN 13:

    9781402243059

  • ISBN 10:

    1402243057

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/01/2011
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc

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Summary

"Try not to serve vichyssoise to a coal miner or Cheerios to the Queen of England. Neither will be amused." Such is the philosophy of linguist Tom Heehler, a man who knows that when it comes to vocabulary, bigger isn't always better. A most uncommon reference, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing ordinary words with extraordinary ones. For example, as replacements for "absolutely," Roget's thesaurus lists several adverbs-"extremely," "exactly," "perfectly"; The Well- Spoken Thesaurus provides both words and phrases-"categorically," "without question," "by any measure"-that offer greater flexibility in shaping a potent, poetic sentence.

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