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The Superior Person"s Book of Words

Peter Bowler

The Superior Person"s Book of Words

by Peter Bowler

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Published by Laurel .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7518666M
ISBN 100440204070
ISBN 109780440204077

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We’re taking a break from Anguished English and language abuse to enjoy some words from The Superior Person’s Book of Words by Peter Bowler. The word in the title, s lubberdegullion, is “A glorious seventeenth-century term of contempt (found in Hudibras), . ‘Words are not only tools; they are also weapons’ The secret to being a truly Superior Person is to use really superior words. More impressive than a top hat, much more effective than a fist-fight, here are five hundred words to help you wiggle out of sticky debates, deal with obnoxious dinner guests and fill in sick leave application forms with panache.


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Learn about Author Central Cited by: 1. Superior Persons Words is written with a tongue-in-cheek wit and eye to the practical. This is one dictionary that doesnt just tell you definitions for hard words, it gives you practical guidance and creative suggestions for their use; from the insult-obscure to calling in sick, from confusing people to complimenting them/5.

The book contains words of varying difficulty. Some of the words are rather abecedarian (the first word in the book), others so magnificent that I'm going to force conversations as to be able to use the, while others are so outrageous as to be completely void of any use.

I read it in several hours and kept 3x5 cards with me to record the /5(55). The Superior Person's Book of Words is a non-fiction book by Australian lexicographer Peter Bowler.

It was first published in Australia as The Superior Person's Little Book of Words and has been subsequently re-published as The Superior Person's Book of Words. The work collects several bizarre, obsolete and supposedly very useful words from the English : Peter Bowler.

The Superior Person's Book of Words fails to give consistently derivations, didactic tid-bits or guides to pronunciation. The book rails against perfectly good modern words while dredging up hideously anachronistic ones, which have fallen into desuetude for perfectly good reason/5(43).

Download the superior persons book of words ebook free in PDF and EPUB Format. the superior persons book of words also available in docx and mobi. Read the superior persons book of words online, read in mobile or Kindle. No not really a Codger, but someone who has volumes 1 to 3 in the 'Superior Person's book of words' series.

All of them contain words that are lost to us as the standard dictionary use's only the most popularwords or 5/5(5). THE SUPERIOR PERSON’S BOOK OF WORDS. July 6, by languagehat 10 Comments.

That’s the title of a book I was given for my birthday, and a lot of fun it is. Unlike books that list unusual words and simply give definitions, this one makes snide comments about them (“a ridiculous word” is a favorite) and provides suggested uses. I nat the Frankfurt Book Fair, George Gibson and I picked up Peter Bowler’s first Superior Person’s Book of Words for the princely sum of $ Withcopies sold and now in its 32nd printing, it went on to become our all-time hardcover bestseller.

Over the next decade we issued two more collections, all intended, in Mr. Bowler’s immortal words, to provide “the.

The Superior Person's Book Of Words by Peter Bowler / / English / PDF. Read Online MB Download 'Words are not only tools they are also weapons' The secret to being a truly Superior Person is to use really superior words. More impressive than a top hat, much more effective than a fist-fight, here are five hundred words to help you.

Get this from a library. The superior person's book of words. [Peter Bowler, (Lexicographer)] -- Lists useful and impressive words with definitions. Includes practical guidance on how best to use these words in real-life situations. Stop up for big dividends in the giddy heights of superior speech.

Peter Bowler will teach you the practical riches of saying it well with good words, neglected words, and precise words for vocabular exultation.

The Superior Person's Book of Words out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews. /5(6). ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "A Laurel book"--Title page verso.

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FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : David R. Godine, Publisher. A Superior Person uses Superior Speech. And, if Aristotle’s definition of art as something both entertaining and edifying is still toasted with glee, then there’s art a-chock-a-block in Mr.

Bowler’s dictionary – a funny, useful, and elevating little book. from The Superior Person’s Book of Words: ITAIITAI n. A bone disease caused by.

The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Like its predecessor, /5. About The Superior Person's Book of Words 'Words are not only tools; they are also weapons' The secret to being a truly Superior Person is to use really superior words.

More impressive than a top hat, much more effective than a fist-fight, here are five hundred words to help you wiggle out of sticky debates, deal with obnoxious dinner guests and fill in sick leave application forms with. A Superior Person uses Superior Speech." He then provides an alphabetical list of some very fun, and definitely Read full review.

LibraryThing Review User Review - browner56 - LibraryThing. The Superior Person's Book of Words Peter Bowler, David Godine Snippet view - /5(2).

The Superior Person’s Second Book of Wierd and Wondrous Words (), and The Superior Persons Third Book of Well-Bred Words ().In addition to Bowler’s erudite word books, he wrote a book about cults; The True Believer; two novels, Human Remains and The De Reszke Record; a children’s book of verse, The Creepy-Crawly, and, a book on.

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