How to Be Good with Words

Certain other words relating to mental illness or cognitive disability—among them imbecile, lunatic, and retarded—have come with good reason to occupy the ...

Author: Don LePan

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460405949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In recent decades, the contested areas of English usage have grown both larger and more numerous. English speakers argue about whether we should say man or humanity, fisher or fisherman; whether we ought to speak of people as being disabled, or challenged, or differently abled; whether it is acceptable to say that’s so gay. More generally, we ask, can we use language in ways that avoid giving expression to prejudices embedded within it? Can the words we use help us point a way towards a better world? Can we ask such questions with appropriate seriousness while remaining open-minded—and while retaining our sense of humor? To all these questions this concise and user-friendly guide answers yes, while offering clear-headed discussions of many of the key issues.

Good with Words

'" --Professor Dave Babbe, UCLA School of Law "Working one-on-one with Patrick Barry should be mandatory for all lawyers, regardless of seniority. This book is the next best thing.

Author: Patrick Barry

Publisher: Michigan Publishing Services

ISBN: 1607854740

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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If your success at work or in school depends on your ability to communicate persuasively in writing, you'll want to get Good with Words. Based on a course at the University of Michigan Law School students have called "hands down the best class I have taken in law school," "perhaps the most important course I took," and "always dynamic and interesting," the book brings together a collection of concepts, exercises, and examples that have also helped improve the advocacy skills of people pursuing careers in many other fields--from marketing, to management, to medicine.

How to Be Good with Words

In recent decades, the contested areas of English usage have grown both larger and more numerous.

Author: Don LePan

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770486355

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In recent decades, the contested areas of English usage have grown both larger and more numerous. English speakers argue about whether we should say man or humanity, fisher or fisherman; whether we ought to speak of people as being disabled, or challenged, or differently abled; whether it is acceptable to say that’s so gay. More generally, we ask, can we use language in ways that avoid giving expression to prejudices embedded within it? Can the words we use help us point a way towards a better world? Can we ask such questions with appropriate seriousness while remaining open-minded—and while retaining our sense of humor? To all these questions this concise and user-friendly guide answers yes, while offering clear-headed discussions of many of the key issues.

Good Words

All probably gave to the national and religious the moral forces , all the better nature , as we prejudice , which he shared with others , an say , must be ...

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Good Words

life, we can bless or honorthe deceased with good words and love. In other words, we can dislike what the person has done while still loving the person—or ...

Author: Beth L. Hewett, Ph.D

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490838045

Category: Religion

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"This book walks readers through the writing process to help them develop powerful and personal eulogies based on time-honored strategies. It also teaches readers how to deliver the eulogy effectively. Good Words is full of useful information about eulogies, such as: how and when to include children in the ceremony, how to write eulogies for difficult situations like suicide or strained relationships, how to revise and polish a eulogy after the funeral or memorial ceremony, and how various religious perspectives from a wide variety of spiritual traditions might influence the eulogy." --

Wicked Good Words

The precedent was set, and the Norman conquest of England in 1066 clinched it: all comers, welcome or not, would be considered as far as words that would be ...

Author: Mim Harrison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101543399

Category: Reference

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How to sound like you're from here, no matter where you are in America "Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again." -Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED "As someone who grew up in the land of wicked pissa Sox games, what a delight it was to read about alligator pears, sundogs, piggling, sad cakes, doodinkus, jacklegs, and so many other American regionalisms." -David Wolman, author of Righting the Mother Tongue Wicked Good Words is a collection of words and phrases from places across the United States. Organized by region and peppered with engaging sidebars, it's a uniquely American road trip. You'll discover: *In Ohio, that titillating talk about a four-way is all about a type of chili. *When you rush the growler in Appalachia, you're filling your lunch pail with beer. *A frog strangler in the South will send you running for cover: it's a heavy rain. *In Louisiana and Texas, someone caught pirooting is nosing around. *In the Northwest, something that's spendy is too expensive. *A skeeter hawk, darning needle, snake feeder, spindle, ear sewer, needle, snake doctor, and stinger all refer to the same thing: a mosquito, depending on where you get attacked.

A Few Good Words

Negative and positive projection The final tone factor is projection, specifically, how effects are projected. They may be projected as the negative effects ...

Author: Sally F. Cutler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450204941

Category: Business & Economics

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Learn key strategies and skills for writing effective internal audit reports and for managing report writers. A range of issues is covered: from organization to clarity, from tone to proofreading. Throughout, realistic examples support sound, contemporary writing theory. Cutler draws on her years of consulting with and providing training for internal auditors—as well as on her formal education in writing—to provide advice that is at once insightful and down-to-earth. A useful addition to any internal audit library, A Few Good Words will help new and experienced report writers to develop, write, and polish reports that communicate essential messages readably and persuasively. It also will help those managing report writers, providing insights on reviewing and editing as well as benchmarks for writing quality.

More Good Words

... it to us to consciously use our minds to make the words emerge. ... It can be helpful to have a mantra or statement that consciously expresses positive ...

Author: Beth L. Hewett, Ph.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490838090

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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"[Hewett] provides generously varied approaches to living with the death of a loved one, reflecting her belief that grief is a process that connects body, mind and spirit. . . . The book is designed to provide an array of constructive, creative ways for mourners to spend their time as they move toward adjustment and reconciliation. . . . [R]eaders may select the ones most compatible with their own beliefs and lifestyles." --Kirkus Indie Review When grief hits, we hurt. What can we do about the pain of grief? Dr. Hewett explains that grief and mourning are not the same thing--grief is passive (it happens to us) and mourning is active (we do something with the grief). More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning teaches that grief is deeply related to love. It encompasses a broad spectrum of emotions as a reaction to a loss like death. Mourning occurs through a wide range of actions that we can take to work with that grief. Viewing grief as a hopeful journey rather than an obstacle, this book uses five realms of experience--emotional, spiritual, physical, cognitive, and social--to provide concrete mourning activities that address grief and lead to hope for healing. These activities are ones that readers can do as provided or adapt to fit their own unique circumstances and grief. The book ends with a discussion of practical ways to connect with our dying family members and friends, as well as specific actions we can take to help our families mourn when we eventually die. More Good Words looks honestly at grief and mourning in North America and offers hope for walking that necessary journey.

Good and Comfortable Words

Well then, go to the word, compare your actions and the word together, and see how far the law doth allow or disallow your particular actions.

Author: David M. Powers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532618000

Category: Religion

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Thanks to coded notes taken by the teenager John Pynchon, this volume virtually transports the reader back to Sundays in the seventeenth century, when the community gathered to listen to the Rev. George Moxon. The setting was Springfield, Massachusetts, founded in 1636 by John's father William Pynchon. As a note-taker, John recorded just what he heard in this rare resource, which allows the reader to listen in on the weekly sermons he documented in the 1640s. This symbol-by-symbol transcription into a word-for-word text preserves the character of the minister's original remarks, and reveals Moxon as an able, engaging speaker who offered encouragement--and challenge--to the growing plantation he faithfully served through its earliest years on the edge of a wilderness. Not only do the sermons in this collection provide snippets of popular theological discourse at particular moments in the 1600s; they also point to issues of the day, and they help us get inside the thoughts and word patterns of that era.

Good Words

Till the sun was low He Nay , we may even , with good support , trans - spoke and
they listened . With faultless and late the last word of the Greek not only by tender
power He pressed the anodyne of the our word “ sad ” but almost by “ sullen .

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GOOD WORDS FOR GODLY LIVING

Acts 19:9,10 tells us Paul stopped his evangelistic travelling at one point and spent two years in the one place teaching the word and praying for the ...

Author: Ross Thompson

Publisher: Ross Thompson

ISBN: 9781370111008

Category: Religion

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This book is a compilation of articles written for FaithFilledFamily.com (magazine)by the author. Each chapter is a stand-alone article on a specific topic – which is good because you won’t be bored. Testimonies – anecdotes – and stories abound, along with some pretty good stuff on what the Bible says about the topic. The last chapter is a comprehensive look at the blessing of New Testament holiness and how you can receive it.

Words of a Good Shepherd

PREFACE This brief manual is written with the hope that it will be helpful to Baptist churches in their search for suitable pastors.

Author: Emma Hairston Belle

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449759278

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Words of a Good Shepherd provides a glimpse into the life and ministry-and a collection of inspirational messages, writings, and speeches-of Dr. Otis L. Hairston, a social justice advocate and dedicated servant of God. The timeless and relevant messages speak to the hearts of those in need and encourage those in despair. This book is truly a gift and inspiration for a seminary student, a young preacher, or any Christian who seeks to understand the life of a fellow humble Christian servant. Inspirational Messages for Daily Living Powerful Spiritual Life Lessons Uplifting Ministries An Invaluable Manual for Pulpit Search Committees The Reverend Otis L. Hairston Sr. (1918-2000) was a visionary and man before his time, never satisfied to sit on the sidelines of history, but compelled to use his gifts, talents, and skills to serve God and others. Otis L. Hairston Sr. graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism and later was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Shaw University. He served as pastor at Brookston Baptist Church in Henderson, NC, for eight years and at Shiloh Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, for thirty-two years. In 1981, Governor James B. Hunt conferred the Order of the Long Leaf Pine upon him with the order of Ambassador Extraordinary. He was awarded the 1983 Brotherhood Citation by the Greensboro chapter of the NCCJ and in 1994 was enrolled in the Book of Golden Deeds by the Greensboro Exchange Club.

Words that Taste Good

About the only time we use fettle nowadays is in the expression " to be in a fine fettle , " meaning very well . Fettle comes from an Old English word fetel ...

Author: Bill Moore

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 0921217064

Category: Poetry

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Enjoy some of the English language's favourite classic poems, as well as many lesser-known gems. With 600 captivating poetry bites, from Shakespeare to Tennyson to Emily Dickinson, the book will inspire discussion and provide writing stimulus, or just reaccquaint the reader with the joy of words and language.

Golden Words 365 Quotations A Good Thought for a day Anand Mehra

-William Feather 199-“So often we think that to be encouragers we have to produce great words of wisdom when, in fact, a few simple syllables of sympathy ...

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This is a collection of 365 Quotations of great people all around the world to motivate each day of the year.

The Word an Associated Press Guide to Good News Writing

They should not be required to guess , to pause , to backtrack , or slog through a
swamp of superfluous words . Nowhere is the case for economy with words
stated more persuasively than in The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E .
B ...

Author: René Jacques Cappon

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ISBN: WISC:89031173586

Category: Journalism

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This is an excellent book on clear, concise writing by an Associated Press editor. A quick and inspiring read that will help tighten up your prose.

Good words ed by N Macleod

Ho is not a bad fellow, though, is Stopper. I '11 ask for you, if you like that better." "
I would much rather you wouldn't, father." " Pooh, pooh ! nonsense, man ! It's
quite a different thing if I ask for it, you know." Thomas mado no further objection,
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Author: Norman Macleod

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A Dictionary of the English Language

neyi GOOD ? GOOD GOOD GOOS GOOSE ) to keep me for good and all , she
would do the little counties gooding is the word , among the poor , for Goodness .
S. Attribute sugg gentleman more harm than good . - Fortunes of collecting before
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Author: Robert Gordon Latham

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Italian How to Get Really Good at Italian Learn Italian to Fluency and Beyond 2nd Edition

People in general are quick to point out that some are naturally built more than others to learn Italian and other languages. This is not necessarily true, however, since we have all come to learn and speak our native language fluently.

Author: Polyglot Language Learning

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ISBN: 1980767890

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Millions of people learn Italian but only a very small percentage of learners can actually speak it fluently. Why is that? People in general are quick to point out that some are naturally built more than others to learn Italian and other languages. This is not necessarily true, however, since we have all come to learn and speak our native language fluently. If you find yourself overwhelmed trying to memorize thousands of Italian grammar rules and vocabulary words or are struggling to speak Italian with native speakers, try this book! This is not a basic Italian for beginners textbook designed to teach Italian but a book that will teach you how to learn Italian the smart way and get you to fluency faster using highly effective language learning methods and techniques. There exists hundreds of Italian language coursebooks, Italian phrase books, and basic Italian for beginners textbooks, but without smart language learning techniques and strategies, you are likely to forget what you have studied and reviewed and especially during a conversation. There exists an easier and more fun way to build your overall Italian language ability. In How to Get Really Good at Italian, discover how you can easily conquer Italian language learning using highly effective methods and strategies used by polyglots (language learning experts). These methods and techniques can even be used to learn Italian grammar, phrases, and vocabulary from TV shows, videos, music, and video games. Learn Italian smarter and faster starting today!

How to be a Good Listener for Your Teen

Tongue - biting You need to do this when you feel the urge to say things that are
the opposite of good listening : " No , you're wrong ... ' " I know what's ... with
words : Teen : " I want to go to the game this Friday so bad I could just die ! "
Parent ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112121978925

Category: Communication in families

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Advertising Agency and Advertising Selling

qualifications for a good copy writer Education , ingenuity , imagination ,
experience , and most particularly a knowledge of words and how to use them
How to get a fresh copy approach STANLEY C. BOWDLER. 5 even so perhaps
the ...

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