skip to content
A man of my words : reflections on the English language Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A man of my words : reflections on the English language

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2005, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"In this collection of essays, Lederer offers readers more of the irrepressible wordplay and linguistic high jinks his fans can't get enough of, along with observations on a life in letters. From an inner-city classroom to a wordy weekend retreat, from centuries-old etymological legacies to the latest in slang, dialects, and fadspeak, these essays transport, inform, and entertain as only wordstruck Richard Lederer  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lederer
ISBN: 0312317867 9780312317867 0312317859 9780312317850
OCLC Number: 62726431
Description: 288 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : confessions of a verbivore --
A celebration of English: Our abounding English language ; Doing a number on English ; Oys and joys ; A guide to Britspeak, a to zed --
This American language: A declaration of linguistic independence ; Talking turkey ; All-American dialects ; Slang as it is slung ; Farewell to the okay man ; The circus of words ; Stamp out fadspeak! ; Like, where is our language going? ; A noo-kyuh-lur nonproliferation treatise --
Getting the word out: Writing is ... ; How I write ; A wordy weekend ; Plane talk ; Radio days --
The collide-o-scope of language: How wise is proverbial wisdom? ; Words that never stray ; The long and the short of it ; Our uppity English language ; Real-life linguistics ; The holy grail of letter play --
The romance of words: Etymological snapshots ; Haunted words ; My kids the poker players ; A matter of political correctness --
It's a punderful life: Jest for the pun of it ; Pun your way to success ; A bilingual pun is twice the fun ; Face the music ; The name is the game --
" ... and gladly teach": Teachers change lives ; Teaching in Ghettoburg ; Happy media ; English with a Russian dressing --
The glamour of grammar: Conan the grammarian ; Sex and the singular pronoun ; An open letter to Ann Landers ; Under a spell ; I before e, except ...? ; Fairly familiar phrases --
Tools of the trade --
Answers to games and quizzes.
Responsibility: Richard Lederer.
More information:

Abstract:

"In this collection of essays, Lederer offers readers more of the irrepressible wordplay and linguistic high jinks his fans can't get enough of, along with observations on a life in letters. From an inner-city classroom to a wordy weekend retreat, from centuries-old etymological legacies to the latest in slang, dialects, and fadspeak, these essays transport, inform, and entertain as only wordstruck Richard Lederer can." "Illuminating everything from secrets of the writing life to the last word on the pronunciation of nuclear and offering his thoughts on "Sex and the Singular Pronoun" and an open letter to Ann Landers (signed "English Lover in San Diego"), along with games, quizzes, and a Declaration of Linguistic Independence, this collection has something for everyone who delights in our language."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62726431> # A man of my words : reflections on the English language
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "62726431" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/675958#Topic/english_language_usage> ; # English language--Usage
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/911918> ; # English language--Usage
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997026> ; # Lexicology
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/413.028/e22/> ;
    schema:bookEdition "1st St. Martin's Griffin ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/51840773> ; # Richard Lederer
    schema:datePublished "2005" ;
    schema:description "Introduction : confessions of a verbivore -- A celebration of English: Our abounding English language ; Doing a number on English ; Oys and joys ; A guide to Britspeak, a to zed -- This American language: A declaration of linguistic independence ; Talking turkey ; All-American dialects ; Slang as it is slung ; Farewell to the okay man ; The circus of words ; Stamp out fadspeak! ; Like, where is our language going? ; A noo-kyuh-lur nonproliferation treatise -- Getting the word out: Writing is ... ; How I write ; A wordy weekend ; Plane talk ; Radio days -- The collide-o-scope of language: How wise is proverbial wisdom? ; Words that never stray ; The long and the short of it ; Our uppity English language ; Real-life linguistics ; The holy grail of letter play -- The romance of words: Etymological snapshots ; Haunted words ; My kids the poker players ; A matter of political correctness -- It's a punderful life: Jest for the pun of it ; Pun your way to success ; A bilingual pun is twice the fun ; Face the music ; The name is the game -- " ... and gladly teach": Teachers change lives ; Teaching in Ghettoburg ; Happy media ; English with a Russian dressing -- The glamour of grammar: Conan the grammarian ; Sex and the singular pronoun ; An open letter to Ann Landers ; Under a spell ; I before e, except ...? ; Fairly familiar phrases -- Tools of the trade -- Answers to games and quizzes."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/675958> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "A man of my words : reflections on the English language"@en ;
    schema:productID "62726431" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62726431#PublicationEvent/new_york_st_martin_s_griffin_2005_2003> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/675958#Agent/st_martin_s_griffin> ; # St. Martin's Griffin
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62726431#Review/846333421> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312317850> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312317867> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62726431> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/675958#Agent/st_martin_s_griffin> # St. Martin's Griffin
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "St. Martin's Griffin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/675958#Topic/english_language_usage> # English language--Usage
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English language--Usage"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/911918> # English language--Usage
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English language--Usage"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997026> # Lexicology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Lexicology"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51840773> # Richard Lederer
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1938" ;
    schema:familyName "Lederer" ;
    schema:givenName "Richard" ;
    schema:name "Richard Lederer" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312317850>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0312317859" ;
    schema:isbn "9780312317850" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312317867>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0312317867" ;
    schema:isbn "9780312317867" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62726431#Review/846333421>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62726431> ; # A man of my words : reflections on the English language
    schema:reviewBody ""In this collection of essays, Lederer offers readers more of the irrepressible wordplay and linguistic high jinks his fans can't get enough of, along with observations on a life in letters. From an inner-city classroom to a wordy weekend retreat, from centuries-old etymological legacies to the latest in slang, dialects, and fadspeak, these essays transport, inform, and entertain as only wordstruck Richard Lederer can." "Illuminating everything from secrets of the writing life to the last word on the pronunciation of nuclear and offering his thoughts on "Sex and the Singular Pronoun" and an open letter to Ann Landers (signed "English Lover in San Diego"), along with games, quizzes, and a Declaration of Linguistic Independence, this collection has something for everyone who delights in our language."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.