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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Short Cuts
Subtitle: A Guide to Oaths, Ring Tones, Famous Last Words, and Other Forms of Minimalist Communication
Written By: Alexander Humez
Nicholas Humez
Rob Flynn

Our everyday lives are inevitably touched-and immeasurably enriched-by an
extraordinary variety of miniature forms of verbal communication, from
classified ads to street signs, and from yesterday's graffito to tomorrow's
headline. "Short Cuts" offers a well-researched and vibrantly written
account of minimalist speech.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195389131
ISBN-13: 9780195389135
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 19.95