Birds and Bees of Words: A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar

Birds and Bees of Words: A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar

by Mary Embree
     
 

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Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. More than 1,000 words are featured on the

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Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. More than 1,000 words are featured on the book’s list of new and inventive words; nearly 30,000 more words are discussed in sections including a look at word roots and how they are used in modern language; a list of words that are commonly misspelled or misunderstood; and a style guide to usage rules and how and why they can be broken. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy The Birds and Bees of Words.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581154955
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Mary Embree is an author, literary consultant, editor, book doctor, and writers’ workshop leader. She is the founder of Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN). A former film and television writer and researcher, she became a published author in the 1990s. Her most recent books are The Author’s Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book, a Writer’s Digest Book Club selection now in its third edition, and Starting Your Career as a Freelance Editor, both published by Allworth Press.

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