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Usage and Abusage has ratings and 9 reviews. Krystal said: This is my favourite book to refer to when musing over the slow death of the English langu. Eric Partridge ยท Paperback Usage and Abusage takes a long, hard look at the use – and constant misuse – of English. Declaring war on bad. In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge’s popular reference book to Usage and Abusage wittily attacks linguistic abusage of all kinds and offers.

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Overview Inside the Book. This book is alright i suppose. Msbookworm rated it partridgge liked it Apr 18, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage.

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Whitcut has updated this edition for the s but left much of Partridge’s Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. You won’t be sorry.

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Return to Book Page. I have to be able to flip back and forth as I read one. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words and avoiding the wrong ones. There are worse injustices, but: My point is, it makes me sad for the English language, but it is also a handy guide for those of us who have trouble letting go. The Scholartis Press published over 60 books in these four years, [1] including Songs and Slang of the British Soldierwhich Partridge co-authored with John Usagd.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. His next major work on slang, Slang Today and Yesterdayappeared inand his well-known Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English followed in Tim Newton rated it really liked it Apr 04, Random Motivated Grammar Post.

There is much to be learned in this book, although my copy is antiquated and would not be helpful to someone interested in popular slang or paryridge day terms. That, I believe, is an example of an illogical formulation.

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Good for school work Given the prescriptivist penchant for insisting that words must have very clearly defined meanings and their obsession with precision in language, it just seems weird how cavalierly they toss illogical about. Garner’s Usaye American Usage.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Partridge wrote over forty books on the English language, including well-known works usqge etymology and slang.

Obviously a lot of my vocabulary has developed and grown from my love of books, and a love of classics in particular has left me a familiarity with words and phrases that give me This is my favourite book to refer to when musing over the slow death of the English language.

Litt in comparative literature. Sorry Eric Partridge, but zero-for-three. This particular purchase was made for a parttridge in Spain who is interested in the finer points of English. Lists with This Book. Amazon Inspire Digital Patridge Resources. Timothy rated it it was amazing Jun 27, This site uses cookies.