The Well-spoken Thesaurus The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases (Paperback)
|Author: Tom Heehler|
|A most uncommon reference, "The Well-Spoken Thesaurus" is a reader''s guide toeloquence, replacing ordinary words with extraordinary ones, and offering themost powerful ways to say everyday words and phrases.|
From the Publisher:
"Try not to serve vichyssoise to a coal miner or Cheerios to the Queen of England. Neither will be amused." Such is the philosophy of linguist Tom Heehler, a man who knows that when it comes to vocabulary, bigger isn't always better. A most uncommon reference, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing ordinary words with extraordinary ones. For example, as replacements for "absolutely," Roget's thesaurus lists several adverbs-"extremely," "exactly," "perfectly"; The Well- Spoken Thesaurus provides both words and phrases-"categorically," "without question," "by any measure"-that offer greater flexibility in shaping a potent, poetic sentence.