- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Writers Digest Books (July 12, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582973822
- ASIN: B003YCQE1A
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,114,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things
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From the Publisher
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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