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The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things Hardcover – July 12, 2006
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What distinguishes "The Gilded Tongue" from the banausic (practical or utilitarian) volumes on my reference shelf is that it is great fun to read. --Jim Busch, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The point of learning new words is not to impress your friends or to seem more intelligent than>they. The point is to see more, to understand more. The Gilded Tongue uncovers old connections, introduces new spheres, and--in reminding us that there are words for all thoughts, all feelings, all things--upholds all humankind. --Robert Hartwell Fiske, editor and publisher of The Vocabula Review
About the Author
Rod Evans is the author or co-author of twelve books, including The Right Words, Highly Unusual Words and Sexicon. He teaches philosophy at Old Dominion University, and lives in Norfolk, Virginia.
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