The Well-Spoken Thesaurus, by Heehler, Tom
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- ISBN: 9781402243059 | 1402243057
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/1/2011
"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.