The Dimwit's Dictionary: Over 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them

The Dimwit's Dictionary: Over 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them

by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein
     
 

This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired, language and replace it with crisp, concise writing. Humorous examples of bad language make for great browsing, while readers can also look up specific clichés and find fresh options.

Overview


This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired, language and replace it with crisp, concise writing. Humorous examples of bad language make for great browsing, while readers can also look up specific clichés and find fresh options.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Two of the better usage books to come down the road."  —Zay Smith, Chicago Sun-Times, on The Dimwit's Dictionary and its companion book, The Dictionary of Concise Writing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933338118
Publisher:
Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
393,271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of The Vocabula Review, a journal about the English language, and the author of The Dictionary of Concise Writing. He lives in Rockport, Massachusetts. Joseph Epstein is the author of Friendship: An Expose and Snobbery: The American Version, and is the former editor of The American Scholar. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, and The New Yorker. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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