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The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate [Hardcover]

By Eugene Ehrlich (Author)
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The companion volume to the Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate discusses the most confused and misused words in the English language, from fortunate and fortuitous to remember and recollect.

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Between TV talk shows, radio call-in programs, email and the Internet, spontaneous-talk media has skyrocketed in the '90s. People are interacting more frequently and more fervently than ever before, turning the English language into an indecipherable mess. Now, this unique and concise compendium presents the most confused and misused words in the language today -- words misused by careless speakers and writers everywhere. It defines, discerns and distinguishes the finer points of sense and meaning. Was it fortuitous or only fortunate? Are you trying to remember, or more fully recollect? Is he uninterested or disinterested? Is it healthful or healthy, regretful or regrettable, notorious or infamous? The answers to these and many more fascinating etymological questions can be found within the pages of this invaluable (or is it valuable?) reference.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Collins Reference
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 22, 1997
Publisher   Collins
Edition  New  
ISBN  0062701908  
ISBN13  9780062701909  

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More About Eugene Ehrlich

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Eugene Ehrlich, Ph.D., (Mamaroneck, NY) is professor emeritus of English Literature at Columbia University and has been a commentator for National Public Radio.

Eugene Ehrlich lived in New York, in the state of New York. Eugene Ehrlich was born in 1922 and died in 2008.

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate?

Great gift for the writer  Mar 21, 2008
If you are a lover of the English language, this is a great gift for the writer you know.
You dont have to be that literate  Jan 7, 2008
I already knew most of the words, which weren't that interesting or useful anyway. It isn't a bad book but not my favorite of the genre.
Great for beginnings and endings  Sep 8, 2007
This is not a thesaurus for run of the mill word replacement, but it is exceptional at providing snappy starts or intriguing ending for articles. The key to attracting a reader is capturing him with the opening sentence or paragraph, and the right word can help with this. This book provides those eye catching entries, as well as providing words or phrases that wrap up thoughts and elements in your article body. Well worth the price, I believe it got me a couple of freelance opportunities by spicing up my query letter.
Not a great resource  Mar 22, 2006
This dictionary definitely has some interesting words and the appropriate definitions, but it is not very comprehensive. I purchased the book last week and several words I tried to look up were not listed: ecumenical, for starters. Please excuse my spelling of ecumenical, because I don't have a real dictionary with me at the moment.
Purchase this book only if you intend to keep it right next to a real dictionary, and in that case you might not need it.
i was expecting something different  Oct 29, 2005
the title led me to believe i would be getting a humorous work. after all, the title had to be tongue-in-cheek, right?

what i got is an idiosyncratic selection of words the author assumes only 'highly' literate people would know, with a few medical and other professional terms thrown in.

it is depressing to think that some, or even most,of these words are assumed not to be known by literate people. heaven knows, standards are slipping, but i've read and spoken most of these words for decades.

perhaps the better companion book to this one would be steve allens _dumpth, the dumbing of america_. because if this book represents extraordinary literacy, we're in serious trouble.

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