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

Page: 304

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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.


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

View: 840


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.

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 necessity to shape thoughts and feelings, which were otherwise hidden, ...

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.

A Reader for Writers

Choice words , faultless rhetoric , polished periods , are only the accidents of style . Indeed , perfect workmanship is one thing ; style , as the great writers have it , is quite another . It may , and often does , go with faulty ...

Author: William Targ


ISBN: UOM:39015003605584

Category: Authorship

Page: 322

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Polish, choice words, faultless rhetoric, are only the accidents of style. Indeed, perfect workmanship is one thing; style, as the great writers have it, is quite another. It may, and often does, go with faulty workmanship.

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

They suggest the possibility of a person's having the potentiality of both life styles , one of which results in accident , and the other , suicide . Their study also revealed that the accident victims , in contrast with the suicides ...

Author: Kenneth Merle Brinkhous


ISBN: UOM:39015000773211

Category: Accidents

Page: 249

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Personality at Work

More data is necessary to nail down the relevance of perceptual style to vehicular driving, but the current cues suggest that this may be important in minimizing vehicular accidents. 2. Perceptual motor styles.

Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415106481

Category: Psychology

Page: 423

View: 701


Personality at Work examines the increasingly controversial role of individual differences in predicting and determining behaviour at work. It asks whether psychological tests measuring personality traits can predict behaviour at work, such as job satisfaction, productivity, as well as absenteeism and turnover. Importantly, it is a critical and comprehensive review of that literature from psychology, sociology and management science which lies at the interface of personality theory, occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Drawing on a vast body of published material, Adrian Furnham describes for the first time current state of knowledge in this area. The result is a volume which will be an enormously useful resource to the researcher and practitioner, as well as students of psychology, management science and sociology. Personality at Work is the only exhaustive and incisive multi-disciplinary work to assess the role of psychological testing in the management of the work place.

Flight Accidents in the 21st Century U S Air Force

A hundred, sometimes up to two hundred acronyms are used in each report—a list of acronyms used appears in the front matter of each report and often runs over several pages. in the USAF style guide (i am unclear if such a volume exists) ...

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.

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 k o s a r a k m u s h r o o m pu m s b pu m sb_sta r T 4 0 I 1 0 D 1 0 0 K T 1 0 I 4 D 1 0 0 K ...

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

Research Needs in Traffic Safety

The accident - prone worker can be identified by a simple analysis of the frequency of superficial injuries . 2. ... This “ style of life ” concept of accident involvement has been reinforced by a study made by Tillman .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce


ISBN: LOC:00117924804

Category: Automobile driver education

Page: 299

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Includes National Education Association National Commission on Safety Education reports "Critical Analysis of Driver Education Research," 1957 (p. 129-186) and "How Experienced Teachers Develop Good Traffic Citizens," 1958 (p. 187-251)

An Analysis of Recorded Colorado River Boating Accidents in Glen Canyon for 1980 1982 and 1984 and in Grand Canyon for 1981 Through 1983

... Incident Record or Coast Guard style accident report forms . All accident / incident reports used in the study ( henceforth referred to as accident reports ) contained information on the date , time , and location of the accident .

Author: A. Heaton Underhill


ISBN: UCBK:C039275720

Category: Boating accidents

Page: 22

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Take Responsibility of Your Safety Health

If you feel you may be injured if you are not alert, if you feel your safety and good health are equally important to you, your family and the society, then this book is for you. You have taken a right choice to study this book.

Author: Dhrubojyoti Das Deb


ISBN: 1674576331


Page: 58

View: 724


Safety and good health are most important to every living being. But millions of people are injured every hour across the globe and some are losing their precious lives on-the-job and off-the-job. Road accidents often take toll beyond what is even lost on a war. Need for safety is always reiterated very deeply with the loss of lives or limbs, which are not only great loss to the family but also to the entire society. But such accidents and fatalities with loss of jobs at early ages are continuing over the years and people are still not seriously conscious to prevent such situations, although each accident is avoidable. Risk assessment, engineering controls, administrative controls are stressed, yet it is always felt above all, the need for more human control. Everyone must take positive steps to stay fit, be mindful and avoid accidents. In this book an attempt is made to keep readers aware, how balancing life style and work can help them to remain safe and healthy all along, e.g. how to be mentally strong, more energetic and enthusiastic to start any job rightly and perform well; why and how to stay away from bad habits and keep track on personal developments; why proper nutrition and exercise are very important to perform duties well and to go the extra mile; how to have a good sleep, peace of mind and live every moment. If you feel you may be injured if you are not alert, if you feel your safety and good health are equally important to you, your family and the society, then this book is for you. You have taken a right choice to study this book. Your present investment of time on this book will make your future strong besides bringing benefits to your organization as well as the community, for overall holistic development. Your strengths will be increasingly reinforced, continuous learning will empower you to lead others well, your love for work and self motivation for change will keep you in right track which will cater to overall development for safety, health and well-being. Learning will not be complete by simply reading this book. Awareness requires action to go forward for success. You need to check how comfortable you are with the highlighted safe habits, detailed in chapter and how to improve daily by making your own action plan for the same. Daily shortfalls to be noted to find path for improvements in the long run. Quiz questions may help you to judge your present situation, to make future plans on each topic, which altogether will make you very strong physically as well as mentally. Your enhanced competency, safety and longevity will contribute a lot to your family, employer as well the nation, besides leaving a legacy for the next generations. ABOUT THE AUTHORDr. Gurudas Bandyopadhyay, is a non-fiction author of six self help books, interested to keep people reminding the salient points to remain healthy, happy, safe, successful and prosperous. He has served over four decades in Health, Safety, Security and Environment in manufacturing as well as services sectors, and is now engaged in teaching business management students, while writing books for the millennial, which can help others also in general. His area of interests are reading books, attending online courses, research, continuous learning and sharing. He lives with hid family at Bangalore, India. He can be contacted at "[email protected]".

Truck and Bus Accident Factbook 1993

Data elements provide driver and carrier information , vehicle configuration and cargo body style , accident time and location , the number of fatalities and injuries transported for treatment , and whether any vehicles were towed .



ISBN: UCBK:C100926571

Category: Bus accidents

Page: 94

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The Sporting review ed by Craven

... which have naturally induced a lazy , fatal style of jumping . Accidents always occur much more seldom with large raking jumps , and we have never witnessed the rush of horses past the Liverpool Grand Stand , while standing there ...

Author: John William Carleton


ISBN: OXFORD:555014933



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Freight Trucking

Findings Based on the Model : Economics and Safety Risks Among ICC Carriers Table 4.5 : Accident Rates , by Style of Operation Cases Total Total miles accidents ( in millions ) Group accident rate Indicators of degree of broker style ...

Author: United States. General Accounting Office

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1422308790

Category: Truck accidents

Page: 92

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Safety at Work

Simard et al.26 found that low accident rates occurred where the supervi— sor adopted a participatory leadership style whereas higher accident rates occurred where a hierarchical style was used. A study of safety on construction sites27 ...

Author: John Ridley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136367564

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1056

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Safety at Work is widely accepted as the most authoritative guide to safety and health in the workplace. Its comprehensive coverage and academically rigorous approach make it essential reading for students on occupational safety and health courses at diploma, bachelor and master level, including the NEBOSH National Diploma. Health and safety professionals turn to it for detailed coverage of the fundamentals and background of the field. The seventh edition has been revised to cover recent changes in UK legislation and practice, including: Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Work at Height Regulations 2005 Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 Waste regulations 2005, 2006 ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery - Basic concepts and general principles

The Birth of Solidarity

More generally, relief funds looked to make accidents an internal affair of the business. ... In the style of Frédéric Engel-Dollfus, he has created or belongs to an association dedicated to the prevention of accidents.

Author: François Ewald

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478009214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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François Ewald's landmark The Birth of Solidarity—first published in French in 1986, revised in 1996, with the revised edition appearing here in English for the first time—is one of the most important historical and philosophical studies of the rise of the welfare state. Theorizing the origins of social insurance, Ewald shows how the growing problem of industrial accidents in France throughout the nineteenth century tested the limits of classical liberalism and its notions of individual responsibility. As workers and capitalists confronted each other over the problem of workplace accidents, they transformed the older practice of commercial insurance into an instrument of state intervention, thereby creating an entirely new conception of law, the state, and social solidarity. What emerged was a new system of social insurance guaranteed by the state. The Birth of Solidarity is a classic work of social and political theory that will appeal to all those interested in labor power, the making and dismantling of the welfare state, and Foucauldian notions of governmentality, security, risk, and the limits of liberalism.

The Transport Manager s and Operator s Handbook 2006

Reporting an Accident Reports should be made to the local office of the enforcing authority as soon as possible ... Accident Books Since 31 December 2003 firms should have been using the new - style Accident Book ( Form BI 510 ) devised ...

Author: David Lowe

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749444886

Category: Transportation, Automotive

Page: 768

View: 358


the 36th edition of this bestseller for busy fleet operators is the definitive guide for anyone in the road transport industry. it presents all the legal requirements in a coherent format, as well as offering operational advice and solutions to some of the problems facing the industry. new to this edition is the examination of the new road transport directive which inhibits the working hours for lgv drivers and the launch of the new driver smart card. further legal updates include the eu driver training directive and the new road safety bill which will introduce tougher penalities and new powers to seize and dispose of uninsured vehicles.