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The Facts on File dictionary of troublesome words

by Bill Bryson

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Published by Facts on File in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Usage -- Dictionaries,
  • English language -- Rhetoric

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesDictionary of troublesome words
    Statementby Bill Bryson
    ContributionsFacts on File, Inc.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1460 .B78 1984, PE1464 .B78 1984
    The Physical Object
    Pagination173 p.
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3178293M
    ISBN 100871968894
    LC Control Number83020845
    OCLC/WorldCa10185387

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Featuring hundreds of new clich s, this updated and expanded edition explains the meanings and origins of more than 4, clich?'s and common expressions/5(5). Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right.

A revised and updated edition of a humorous primer on the English language, expanded for an American audience, contains entries on correct and questionable usage, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide/5.

Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words. and in the US as. Facts on File Dictionary of Troublesome Words, to appeal to contemporary American book buyers.

Presenting itself as a "compilation of suggestions, observations, and treasured prejudices," the work compiles and comments on commonly misspelled words and proper nouns and other conundrums.

This updated and expanded edition of a popular title explains the meanings and origins of almost 4, cliches and common expressions. Each entry in The Facts On File Dictionary of Cliches, Second Edition includes the meaning of the cliche or expression, its origin and early uses, the historical development of the phrase, and its present-day usage/5.

Bryson's dictionary of troublesome words User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Offering "some 60 percent" new material, Bryson author of A Walk in the Woods, among other titles, and a former London Times copy editor has updated his work, The Facts On File Dictionary of 5/5(1).

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.

This is a language where 'cleave' can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the 4/5(4). It was first published in with the title The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words (ISBN   X) in the United Kingdom and with the title The Facts on File Dictionary of Troublesome Words (ISBN   ) in the United States.

Many people will choose to randomly browse through "Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words". I chose the option of reading it cover to cover. Either way, the book cannot fail to both entertain and inform.

Unlike French, English is a work in progress with no bureaucracy trying to stifle change/5(). It was also published in the USas "The Facts on File Dictionary of Troublesome Words" (ISBN ). As the author himself states, "This book might more accurately, if less convincingly, have been called "A Guide to Everything in English Usage That.

Some examples of proverbs include: Better safe than sorry; The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence; If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

The Facts On File Dictionary of Proverbs, Second Edition includes more than 1, English-language proverbs of which are new 5/5(1). Enlightenment and humour are abundant, eliciting many chuckles each time I sit down for a good read of this book.

This is not a book that one can enjoy reading for very long at a time, since the memory reaches saturation rather quickly - it is a dictionary, after all. Hence, short daily doses are what Dr Benesato recommends to get word better user.4/5. 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.

2nd Edition. London: Penguin, p. 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.

Editions for Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right: (Paperback published in ), (Paperb. This is an updated encyclopedia that explores the origins of thousands of words and most comprehensive single-volume reference of its kind, ""The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Fourth Edition"" has been completely updated and expanded and now contains definitions and origins of more t words and expressions.5/5(1).

The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases, Second Edition presents information on the origins and usage of more than 4, of these expressions. This invaluable dictionary clarifies and explains words and phrases spanning a wide range of fields.

Travel writer and humorist Bryson has revised, adapted, and updated his style guide, first published in in Britain as Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words and in the US as Facts on File Dictionary of Troublesome Words, to appeal to contemporary American book buyers. Presenting itself as a "compilation of suggestions, observations, and treasured prejudices," the work compiles and Author: Priscilla Finley.A superb essayist and travel writer, Bryson took on the English language while living in Britain with several books, including a slim, funny work called “The Facts on File Dictionary of Troublesome Words.” He’s now updated and revised it for Americans.