Tales From the Word Guy

The Huffington Post talked to five poets, and they came up with the following list: a, belittle, clarity, dusk, and ever. Their reasons ranged from “the most beautiful words in English have to be the shortest” to “it's a necessary fist ...

Author: Jonathan Berkowitz

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781039149380

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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Tales from the Word Guy is a collection of essays adapted from the author’s segments on CBC Radio One’s North by Northwest. Jonathan Berkowitz takes the reader on a delightful journey through the history, idiosyncrasies, and sheer pleasures of the English language. He covers how English evolved and expanded over the centuries. And he reminds us of long-forgotten aspects of how to use the language properly. You will chuckle at how it is used improperly, often with amusing results. With enthusiasm, humour, and plenty of infectious fun, Berkowitz offers up a deep appreciation for the beauty of our language. If you love our language, you’ll love this look at it.

Word Wise

founder of Yourdictionary.com and alphadictionary.com, wrote a book titled The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English. For him (I am summarizing), the beauty of a word is found in the rhythm derived from the emphasis of syllables within ...

Author: Will Jelbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762499670

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Supercharge your speech to get what you want out of every conversation with this fun and practical guide to verbal vividness. An eye-opening guide on how we talk and write to one another, Word Wise explores 400+ of the most common cases of word trash (filler words, hyperbole, and abstractions) and word power (verbs of action, ear candy, onomatopoeia). Examining social media, the language of Donald Trump, AI language research, and heard-on-the-street lingo, communication expert Will Jelbert offers simple and concrete recommendations for improving your own vernacular. With wit, practical applications, and a small dose of grammar, Word Wise will help you communicate more effectively at home, at work, and online.

The 100 Words That Make The English

It was J. R. R. Tolkien in 1955 who first suggested that 'cellar door' was one of the most beautiful, if not the most affecting combination of sounds in the English language. He described the phrase on two occasions as being ...

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748131747

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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Englishness is an ancient and powerful concept, but no one seems sure exactly what it means in the twenty-first century. In exploring our national identity, Tony Thorne has compiled a fascinating compendium of the hundred words and phrases that have become the cornerstones of modern English, and have been used - sometimes deliberately, but often inadvertently - to stake out our common ground, to define what makes us essentially English, and thus different from those beastly foreigners who lurk just off our shores.

For Who the Bell Tolls

The protagonist of The Singing Detective, Dennis Potter's acclaimed 1986 BBC drama, thought the loveliest word was ... including Robert Beard's book The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English, I declare the most popular English word to be: ...

Author: David Marsh

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: 9781783350131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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For Who the Bell Tolls is a book that explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that knows it's s***, or the importance of capital letters to avoid ambiguity in such sentences as 'I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse.' David Marsh's lifelong mission has been to create order out of chaos. For four decades, he has worked for newspapers, from the Sun to the Financial Times, from local weeklies that sold a few thousand copies to the Guardian, with its global readership of nine million, turning the sow's ear of rough-and-ready reportage into a passable imitation of a silk purse. The chaos might be sloppy syntax, a disregard for grammar or a fundamental misunderstanding of what grammar is. It could be an adherence to 'rules' that have no real basis and get in the way of fluent, unambiguous communication at the expense of ones that are actually useful. Clear, honest use of English has many enemies: politicians, business and marketing people, local authority and civil service jargonauts, rail companies, estate agents, academics . . . and some journalists. This is the book to help defeat them. 'A splendid and, more importantly, sane book on English grammar.' Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English

This book explores what is beautiful in English words by looking closely at the 100 loveliest of them selected by Dr. Robert Beard, formerly Dr. Language at yourDictionary.com and currently Dr. Goodword at alphaDictionary.com.

Author: Robert Beard

Publisher: Lexiteria Llc

ISBN: 0984172300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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This book explores what is beautiful in English words by looking closely at the 100 loveliest of them selected by Dr. Robert Beard, formerly Dr. Language at yourDictionary.com and currently Dr. Goodword at alphaDictionary.com. The book begins with an essay on what makes words beautiful and a background essay on the relationships between European and Indian languages. This is followed by essays that examine the pronunciation, meaning, usage, and history of words like cynosure, desultory, ephemeral, gambol, petrichor, serendipity, and Susquehanna. Each word is accompanied by creative examples featuring Beard's regular cast of characters, including Natalie Cladd, Maude Lynn Dresser, Gilda Lilly and the twins, Rita and Rhoda Book.

Remodelista A Guide to the 100 Most Beautiful Useful Household Objects

When Michelle McKenna and Brenlen Jinkens placed the winning bid on a Georgian town house in London's Clerkenwell neighborhood, it was in such a derelict ... The results, in the words of Michelle's feng shui adviser, are “very yang.

Author: Julie Carlson

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 9781579655822

Category: House & Home

Page: 39

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Remodelista: A Guide to the 100 Most Beautiful, Useful Household Objects is an in-depth listing of the most recommended and timeless household objects, excerpted from Remodelista. Remodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive (think Design Within Reach meets Ikea). Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and baths; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; “The Remodelista 100,” a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodeling process. In a world of design confusion, Remodelista takes the guesswork out of the process.

Congressional Record

There is $ 150,000 appropriated for a reclamation project : Do you know that years ago an editor in my State gave a great prize to the person who could produce or collate the 100 most beautiful words of the English language ?

Author: United States. Congress


ISBN: UCR:31210018788818

Category: Law

Page: 1068

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Word Detective

... the “strong” verbs which change their stem vowel in the past tense (swim/swam, ride/rode) – in fact, out of a list of the one hundred most frequently used words in English today, not far from 100 percent are of Germanic origin, ...

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408706596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart. With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and an inclination to question the status quo, John Simpson gives life to the colourful characters at the OED and to the English language itself. He splices his stories with entertaining and erudite diversions into the history and origin of words such as 'kangaroo', 'hot-dog' , 'pommie', 'bicycle' , not ignoring those swearwords often classed as 'Anglo-Saxon' ! The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Orange Coast Magazine

U N__DL_ O fcL By Patrick Mott Iummer afternoon,.. to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."— Henry James • Ah, summer... it's here at last. Backyard living, lazing away entire days, ...





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Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.

The Albanian Alphabet

With this collection, I would like to explain the basic concepts so that you will be able to communicate in this beautiful, ancient language.Learn the 100 most important words and phrases in English/Albanian.With this collection, I would ...

Author: James Benett

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530899982


Page: 24

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Albanian is the national language in Albania and in the Kosovo and is also spoken largely in Macedonia and Montenegro and Southern Serbia . With this collection, I would like to explain the basic concepts so that you will be able to communicate in this beautiful, ancient language.Learn the 100 most important words and phrases in English/Albanian.With this collection, I would like to explain the pronunciation of the Albanian letters so you will be able to read and speak all words in this beautiful, ancient language.Each of the 36 letters is being explained.Enjoy!Tags: albanian language books