[Ebook] ↠ I Always Look Up the Word Egregious Author Maxwell Nurnberg – Writerscompany.co.uk
Interesting take on a dictionary Sections include pretentious words, foreign language words phrases we often see in novels sotto voce, quid pro quo, etc , words that may fool you, and other categories Not a book to be read straight through but to pick up every now and then and read words like schmaltz just make me happy The tag line for this book is A vocabulary book for people who don t need one How true this is I try to read a word a day, I m a long way from actually finishing the book and I ve had it for several years Love this book Pretty good so far It s kind of hit or miss there will be words that seem quite common to me And often there are words used in the definitions or descriptions that I can t find defined in the book Maybe that s because it s 25 years old though. Armed With A Red Pencil, Scissors, Tape, And Index Cards, Author Maxwell Nurnberg Spent Years Scouring The New York Times, The The New Yorker, And The New York Review Of Books, With The Aim Of Creating A New Kind Of Vocabulary Book The Result Is A Veritable Panoply Of Words Drawn From The Real Life Context Of Written And Spoken Language. 4 A word lover s must read Warning though, this book is only for word lovers Enjoy Not quite as good as The Highly Selective Thesaurus but it does reference words that even those of us who don t always look up the word egregious can appreciate. I LOVE WORD BOOKS A great book for word lovers and sporadic readers.