Title: The Superior Person's Field Guide to Deceitful, Deceptive and Downright Dangerous Language
Book Condition: New
Publisher: David R Godine October 2007
1567923372 / 9781567923377
Seller ID: 97780
In his Superior Person's Book of Words and its two sequels, the incorrigible Peter Bowler did his best to spread confusion throughout the English-speaking world by encouraging his trusting readers to use obscure, sometimes preposterous words for no other purpose than to impress (or conveniently befuddle) their peers. But he recently experienced a "Road to Damascus" conversion. Confronted by the damage being inflicted on his beloved Mother Tongue by the pretentious, euphemistic, obfuscatory, and self-aggrandizing cant now running amok in our military, corporate, and academic arenas, he is mounting a one-man campaign to return us to sanity.??The Superior Person's Field Guide is a call for the return to simple, straightforward words that say what they mean and mean what they say. Here are circumlocutions that make the disagreeable seem agreeable, the unacceptable acceptable, and here is Peter Bowler, as always, trying to set the record, and the English language, straight.