On Words: Insights into How Our Words Work - And Don't

On Words: Insights into How Our Words Work - And Don't

by Paula LaRocque
     
 

From pesky pronouns and preferred pronunciations to the common media mistakes that mar the language, this offbeat romp provides humor and insight into the aspects and words of the English language that make it come to life. Five sections, each dealing with a broad area of language and word usage, present interesting etymologies, the effects words have on our lives,

Overview

From pesky pronouns and preferred pronunciations to the common media mistakes that mar the language, this offbeat romp provides humor and insight into the aspects and words of the English language that make it come to life. Five sections, each dealing with a broad area of language and word usage, present interesting etymologies, the effects words have on our lives, and how language reflects one’s personality. Word and language lovers will take delight in the "Words and the Calendar" section, which analyzes the many words relating to days, months, and time in general. The "Words on Words" section will also have readers laughing at the hilarious chapter on the many words and metaphors encompassing the word "foot," from "put your foot in your mouth" to "footlights."

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"Words are our instruments. LaRocque is their master."  —Sharon Burnside, editor, The Toronto Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933338200
Publisher:
Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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"Words are our instruments. LaRocque is their master."  —Sharon Burnside, editor, The Toronto Star

Meet the Author

Paula LaRocque is the author of The Book on Writing and Championship Writing. She writes regular columns for The Dallas Morning News and Quill magazine. She lives in Dallas.

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