The Accidents of Style

Charles Harrington Elster shows you how to navigate the hairpin turns of grammar, diction, spelling, and punctuation with an entertaining driver's manual covering 350 common word hazards and infractions, arranged in order of complexity for ...

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429912808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Fasten your seat belt for a crash course in careful usage.... Just like automobile accidents, accidents of style occur all over the English-speaking world, in print and on the Internet, thousands of times every day. They range from minor fender benders, such as confusing their and there, to serious smashups, such as misusing sensual for sensuous or writing loathe when you mean loath. Charles Harrington Elster shows you how to navigate the hairpin turns of grammar, diction, spelling, and punctuation with an entertaining driver's manual covering 350 common word hazards and infractions, arranged in order of complexity for writers of all levels. Elster illustrates these surprisingly common accidents with quotations from numerous print and online publications, many of them highly regarded---which perhaps should make us feel better: If the horrendous redundancy close proximity and the odious construction what it is, is have appeared in The New York Times, maybe our own accidents will be forgiven. But that shouldn't keep us from aspiring to accident-free writing and speaking. If you want to get on the road to writing well, The Accidents of Style will help you drive home what you want to say.

Understanding Terence

The other things, as W. R. Johnson observes of Cicero, “are not style but the accidents of style. Prose style means not merely the ability but almost the ...

Author: Sander M. Goldberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400857968

Category: Drama

Page: 248

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Instead of seeing Terence primarily as an adapter of Greek New Comedy, Sander Goldberg treats him as an innovative dramatist writing for a specifically Roman audience. His book will interest not only students of classical literature but also those concerned with wider problems of critical theory and the comic tradition. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

ELBERT HUBBARD S SCRAP BOOK

Style transforms common quartz into an Egyptian pebble. ... Polish, choice words, faultless rhetoric, are only the accidents of style.

Author: Elbert Hubbard

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781455603794

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life, in a great cause.-Theodore Roosevelt Filled with some of the best words of wisdom ever written, this little volume is sure to uplift any reader. Elbert Hubbard spent much of his life carefully collecting significant quotes from throughout history. He loved searching for and finding new material to add to his scrapbook for personal inspiration. After his death, this richly developed scrapbook was published and can now be relished by readers everywhere.Here one can read pulse-quickening quotes from people like Abraham Lincoln, Rudyard Kipling, Dante, Leo Tolstoy, and many, many more. People from every profession and nationality have been quoted at their best, and these quotes have been carefully compiled for the reader's inspiration and personal growth. This unique book will furnish readers with a little genius for each day, and will inevitably make them better for it.

Accident Pathology

These patients had over twice as many motor - vehicle accidents as the 27 men who ... tested several hypotheses , one being the life style of the victim .

Author: Kenneth Merle Brinkhous

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000773211

Category: Accidents

Page: 249

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A Reader for Writers

We are apt to think of style as something external , that can be put on , something
in and of itself . But it is not ; it is in the inmost texture of the substance . Choice
words , faultless rhetoric , polished periods , are only the accidents of style .

Author: William Targ

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003605584

Category: Authorship

Page: 322

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English Hours

The absence of style, or rather of the intention of style, is certainly the most ... On the banks of the Thames it is a tremendous chapter of accidents—the ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664633125

Category: Travel

Page: 3210

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"English Hours" by Henry James. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Oral Style RLE Folklore

... in all oral style milieux (de la grasseriE:A,14-15), spontaneous binary or ... We pompously say "accidents" to conceal the fact that we actually know ...

Author: Marcel Jousse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317550266

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse’s crucially important work, Le style oral. As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication and influenced the work of many. In this book, Jousse provides a thorough and detailed theoretical account of the compositional style of oral, as opposed to literate, authors, showing that the antithetical, balancing, formulaic quality of that style is deeply rooted in the psychological and even physiological nature of mankind.

TRUCKS INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENTS FACTBOOK 1988

The gross combination weight refers to the total weight of the tractor, any trailers,
and any cargo that was being hauled at the time of the accident. The GCW
distributions show variation from one trailer body style to another. GCWs of at
least ...

Author: Kathleen P. Sullivan, Damn L. Massie

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:48532a18:0001.001

Category:

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Life Style and Criminality

At the age of 20 he had a serious motorcycle accident, caused by one of his friends. His left leg had to be amputated. According to his aunt, ...

Author: Hans Göppinger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642713224

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This monograph contains the results of an interdisciplinary study into the life histories of male delinquents. Conducted by the Institute of Criminology at the University of Tübingen, it compares the biographies of young adult inmates with a random sampling of young men from the general population and considers the results in the light of other studies of a similar nature, primarily from the Anglo-American literature. The significance of this study lies not only in the data presented, but also in the conclusions the author draws concerning subject matter and methods of criminology as an autonomous, integrated science. This leads to a practice- oriented applied criminology based on the evaluation of specific criminological criteria. For the practitioner, such an approach allows a differential assessment of the individual offender in the context of his social relationships with conclusions regarding prognosis and therapeutic effects.

Touchstones John McGahern s Classical Style

... a series of accidents. art was a vision of the law. rarely did the accident conform to the idea or vision, so it had to be invented or made anew so that ...

Author: Frank Shovlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781383711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Touchstones examines the ways in which John McGahern became a writer through his reading. This reading, it is shown, was both extensive and intensive, and tended towards immersion in the classics. As such, new insights are provided into McGahern's admiration and use of writers as diverse as Dante Alighieri, William Blake, James Joyce, Albert Camus and several others. Evidence for these claims is found both through close reading of McGahern's published texts as well as unprecedented sleuthing in his extensive archive of papers held at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The ultimate intention of the book is to draw attention to the very literary and writerly nature of McGahern as an artist, and to place him, not just as a great Irish writer, but as part of a long and venerable European tradition.

Flight Accidents in the 21st Century U S Air Force

Under the USAF house style this becomes: “The 20 eBS's director of operations was present at the end of the MC's PToB.” no reader, not even long-serving ...

Author: Henry Bond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476633503

Category: History

Page: 201

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Mid-flight noncombat mishaps and blunders occur frequently in the USAF during training and utility flights—sometimes with the loss of life and regularly with the destruction of expensive aircraft. In one extreme case, a $2.2 billion B-2 Spirit bomber crashed soon after takeoff and was destroyed. The events surrounding such accidents are gathered by USAF investigators and a report is published for each case. The author has collected these reports, including some made available following FOI (Freedom of Information) requests to U.S. air bases, and rewritten them in language accessible to the general public. The causes—bird-strikes, joy-riding, unauthorized maneuvers, pilot disorientation, an unseen binoculars-case blocking the plane’s joystick, unexpected moisture in an air-pressure gauge—are often surprising and, at times, horrifying.

Barriers and Accident Prevention

The author's work in several fields (aviation, power production, traffic safety, healthcare) made it clear that there is a practical need for constructive methods and this book presents the experiences and the state-of-the-art.

Author: Erik Hollnagel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351955935

Category: Transportation

Page: 242

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Accidents are preventable, but only if they are correctly described and understood. Since the mid-1980s accidents have come to be seen as the consequence of complex interactions rather than simple threads of causes and effects. Yet progress in accident models has not been matched by advances in methods. The author's work in several fields (aviation, power production, traffic safety, healthcare) made it clear that there is a practical need for constructive methods and this book presents the experiences and the state-of-the-art. The focus of the book is on accident prevention rather than accident analysis and unlike other books, has a proactive rather than reactive approach. The emphasis on design rather than analysis is a trend also found in other fields. Features of the book include: -A classification of barrier functions and barrier systems that will enable the reader to appreciate the diversity of barriers and to make informed decisions for system changes. -A perspective on how the understanding of accidents (the accident model) largely determines how the analysis is done and what can be achieved. The book critically assesses three types of accident models (sequential, epidemiological, systemic) and compares their strengths and weaknesses. -A specific accident model that captures the full complexity of systemic accidents. One consequence is that accidents can be prevented through a combination of performance monitoring and barrier functions, rather than through the elimination or encapsulation of causes. -A clearly described methodology for barrier analysis and accident prevention. Written in an accessible style, Barriers and Accident Prevention is designed to provide a stimulating and practical guide for industry professionals familiar with the general ideas of accidents and human error. The book is directed at those involved with accident analysis and system safety, such as managers of safety departments, risk and safety consultants, human factors professionals, and accident investigators. It is applicable to all major application areas such as aviation, ground transportation, maritime, process industries, healthcare and hospitals, communication systems, and service providers.

Parallel Computing

Clustered Cilk−style 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% R u n t i m e ( N or m alize d t o Cilk−style ) 0% a c c i d e n t s c h e s s c o n n e c t ...

Author: Barbara Chapman

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781607505297

Category: Computers

Page: 739

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Parallel computing technologies have brought dramatic changes to mainstream computing; the majority of today's PC's, laptops and even notebooks incorporate multiprocessor chips with up to four processors. Standard components are increasingly combined with GPU's (Graphics Processing Unit), originally designed for high-speed graphics processing, and FPGA's (Free Programmable Gate Array) to build parallel computers with a wide spectrum of high-speed processing functions. The scale of this powerful hardware is limited only by factors such as energy consumption and thermal control However, in addition to hardware factors, the practical use of petascale and exascale machines is often hampered by the difficulty of developing software which will run effectively and efficiently on such architecture This book includes selected and refereed papers, presented at the 2009 international Parallel Computing conference (ParCo2009), which set out to address these problems. It provides a snapshot of the state-of-the-art of parallel computing technologies in hardware, application and software development Areas covered include: numerical algorithms, grid and cloud computing, programming - including GPU and cell programming. The book also includes papers presented at the six mini-symposia held at the conference

Accidents

The aim of accident investigation must be to prevent accidents; to save lives and to save money. In the final two chapters of this book Dr Thornhill asks how we can effectively do this by improving the safety culture of an organisation.

Author: James Thornhill

Publisher: Abramis

ISBN: 184549508X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Dr Thornhill's book is a new resource for all Health and Safety professionals, and particularly for those who have responsibility for or who are likely to be involved in accident investigation. Starting with some valuable historical background, the book then provides some psychological tools to answer the question why people behave in ways which they know to be unsafe. There is a full discussion of the advantages of good accident investigation in the third chapter. The central part of the book gives a blow by blow account of the accident investigation procedure and covers everything from the contents of the investigator's tool kit to the eventual cleaning up operation. The essential and sometimes daunting task of interviewing witnesses is then examined, with many practical hints on how to conduct a good interview. In chapter six the author suggests ways of assembling and making sense of the information gained in the investigation process, and then goes on to consider the writing and contents of the accident report. The aim of accident investigation must be to prevent accidents; to save lives and to save money. In the final two chapters of this book Dr Thornhill asks how we can effectively do this by improving the safety culture of an organisation. There is also a very useful check-list for the accident investigator and report writer to use. Dr Thornhill is an international teacher and consultant and writes in a clear and engaging style which makes it ideal for HSE managers at all levels.

Novel Style

... things she heralds in 'Love, Actually', where she commends the novel as an artistic form that is attentive to the accidents and messiness of experience.

Author: Ben Masters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198766148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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We live in a time of linguistic plainness. This is the age of the tweet and the internet meme; the soundbite, the status, the slogan. Everything reduced to its most basic components. Stripped back. Pared down. Even in the world of literature, where we might hope to find some linguistic luxury,we are flirting with a recessionary mood. Big books abound, but rhetorical largesse at the level of the sentence is a shrinking economy. There is a prevailing minimalist sensibility in the twenty-first century.Novel Style is driven by a conviction that elaborate writing opens up unique ways of thinking; crucial and enriching ways that are endangered when expression is reduced to its leanest possible forms. By re-examining the works of frequently misunderstood English stylists of the late twentieth century(Anthony Burgess, Angela Carter, Martin Amis), as well as a newer generation of twenty-first-century stylists (Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, David Mitchell), Ben Masters argues for the ethical power of stylistic flamboyance in fiction and demonstrates how being a stylist and an ethicist are one andthe same thing. A passionate championing of elaborate writing and close reading, Novel Style illuminates what it means to have style and how style can change us.

Appreciations with an Essay on Style

... of the great gun detached from its fastenings on shipboard, in Quatre-Vingt-Trieze (perhaps the most terrible of all the accidents that can happen by ...

Author: Walter Pater

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664651006

Category: History

Page: 229

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"Appreciations, with an Essay on Style" by Walter Pater. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Innovations in Transportation Planning and Development

... cargo type was highly correlated with vehicle configuration and trailer body
style . Its exclusion from causal modeling was , therefore , not critical in the
presence of the other two variables . Regions of the country where the accidents
occurred ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C100835239

Category: Transportation

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