The Ear Is Human: A Handbook of Homophones and Other Confusions

The Ear Is Human: A Handbook of Homophones and Other Confusions

by James J. Kilpatrick, Charles Barsotti
     
 

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Appraise or apprise? Carat or karat? Vocal cord or vocal chord? Which of us has not erred in the use of homophones, those trickers that have similar sounds but different meanings? Quick to the rescue comes James J. Kilpatrick, who goads and delights as he draws memorable distinctions for puzzled writers. Charles Barsotti adds to the merriment with his own

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Appraise or apprise? Carat or karat? Vocal cord or vocal chord? Which of us has not erred in the use of homophones, those trickers that have similar sounds but different meanings? Quick to the rescue comes James J. Kilpatrick, who goads and delights as he draws memorable distinctions for puzzled writers. Charles Barsotti adds to the merriment with his own imaginative renderings of the abused words.

Readers of James J. Kilpatrick's widely praised book The Writer's Art know how deeply Kilpatrick cares about the language. Kilpatrick makes a joyous advance in his private war against muddleheadedness in The Ear is Human.

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ISBN-13:
9780836212587
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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