The Artful Nuance: A Refined Guide to Imperfectly Understood Words in the English Language

A Refined Guide to Imperfectly Understood Words in the English Language

Rod L. Evans

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Beschreibung

?The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.? (Mark Twain)

What?s the difference between:

Nectar and ambrosia? Bough and branch? Astonished and surprised? Sensual and sensuous? Beside and besides?


Many people use these words interchangeably but there are actually subtle and interesting differences in meaning and usage. Now from the author of Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge comes a fun and fascinating word reference book for word lovers, students, and trivia collectors alike. Readers will relish learning about these distinctions in this entertaining homage to a gift we use every day?words.

Rod L. Evans, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge; The Artful Nuance; Sorry, Wrong Answer; Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits; and many other books. Dr. Evans' lecture topics and philosophical interests include language, trivia, and ethics.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 224
Altersempfehlung ab 18 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-399-53482-9
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Maße (L/B/H) 20.2/11.4/1.5 cm
Gewicht 159 g

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