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Literally, the Best Language Book Ever

Annoying Words and Abused Phrases You Should Never Use Again

Paul Yeager - Author

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ISBN 9780399534232 | 208 pages | 06 May 2008 | Perigee | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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By turns gleefully precise and happily contrarian, this is a highly opinionated guide to better communication. In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, author Paul Yeager attacks with a linguistic scalpel the illogical expressions and misappropriated meanings that are so commonplace and annoying. Identifying hundreds of common language miscues, Yeager provides an astute look at the world of words and how we abuse them every day.

For the grammar snobs looking for any port in a storm of subpar syntax, or the self-confessed rubes seeking a helping hand, this witty guide can transform even the least literate into the epitome of eloquence.

““If hearing lines such as ‘I could care less’ and ‘This doesn’t help the problem’ drives you bonkers, read up.”
--Real Simple


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