There are 17 lessons that walk you though the use of language. You can view Barnes & Noble’s Privacy Policy. The secret to eloquence, however, lies in simplicity—the ability to use ord. The Chicago Tribune calls The Well-Spoken Thesaurus "a celebration of the spoken word". I gave this book a four star rating because I found it invaluable. incredibly human. While a common thesaurus provides only synonyms as mere word-for-word equivalents, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is filled with ('awash in,' 'instilled with,' 'dense with,' 'rich in') dynamic reinventions of standard words and phrases.

The well-spoken thesaurus : the most powerful ways to say everyday words and phrases / Tom Heehler. You can find this novel approach to language acquisition at FreeLanguageCourses.Blogspot.com. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As for his opinion of Glenn Beck, the author’s issue appeared less with “rhetorical sin” of craftiness and more with Glenn Beck.

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This book suffers from some questionable editing.

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I think I should have been more wary of a thesaurus written by way of "whenever I would happen upon an eloquent word or phrase, I would write it down and pair it with what I would have said otherwise" — which doesn't necessarily mean his current vocab could really define the new word, or that it had the same meanings. Hard to say that I loved a thesaurus, but I real, Personally, a 3-star rating shows I liked the book, and in some cases, I really liked (or to take examples from its pages "genuinely" liked or "was taken with") with the writing style, the narrative or subject matter of a given book. It may takes up to 1-5 minutes before you received it. This is a must have for anyone writing papers for school.

Members save with free shipping everyday! About a third of the book has some fun literary examples of what to do, and what not to do that are priceless. The book was a gift to my spouse from his boss. Submit your email address to receive Barnes & Noble offers & updates. “Read the beginning of this book and let me know what you think of it,” said my spouse. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* of the English Language. The file will be sent to your email address. that control their intake of iron — and taste amazing!This essential cookbook contains healthy and creative appetizers, soups and salads, fruits and main courses and ... A feisty heroine and a hero eager to make everything right. p. cm. Funny, frank, and full of heart. 4-stars mean I loved the book and my 5-star rating is reserved for transcendent works (even if a work's transcendence was due more to my youthful age and/or lack of reading maturity at the time of the book's reading). The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary.

Hard to say that I loved a thesaurus, but I really liked (or insert substituted phrases from above) this book.

Between semi-political mutterings about things others have already discussed masterfully, and pointing out a bunch of rhetorical devices that may have only worked once, this book has about three good suggestions to follow: take note of how good writers and speakers write and speak, try to be articulate yourself, and strive for simplicity— play with your form, not with your vocabulary. The Hemochromatosis Cookbook is written specifically for those who are looking for delicious, easy recipes The Well-Spoken Thesaurus by Tom Heehler (Sourcebooks 2011), is an American style guide and speaking aid. Celebrate the Legacy of the MarinesBehind one of the most celebrated military branches in America While a common thesaurus provides only synonyms as mere word-for-word equivalents, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is filled with* dynamic reinventions of standard words and phrases. As a copy editor, I’m happy I purchased this. Just wow. Refresh and try again. There are a lot of "that's brilliant!" I carry a copy in my backpack, it helps make your language more powerful with the use of word order. Personally, a 3-star rating shows I liked the book, and in some cases, I really liked (or to take examples from its pages "genuinely" liked or "was taken with") with the writing style, the narrative or subject matter of a given book. *lofty word, pretentious word *know what it is to This book posits that it's as easy as substituting a few of your common utterances with more poetic equivalents. I would certainly re-read this book if i would be given the time again. Being in post-grad school now, and writing more essays then I would like, a thesaurus of this caliber is a very useful tool to have on hand. Just as Margaret Atwood once said: “Word after a word after a word is power”, words are powerful and the way we use them communicates in ways we cannot even imagine, telling everything about us from our educational background to our political views. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary. This book is a pamphlet of nearly meaningless essays followed by a list you'll never use. The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Language If you’ve ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* to impress a crowd, you know what it’s like to* be poorly spoken.