The Dimwit's Dictionary: Replace Lazy Writing With Elegant English by Robert Hartwell FiskeThe Dimwit's Dictionary: Replace Lazy Writing With Elegant English by Robert Hartwell Fiske

The Dimwit's Dictionary: Replace Lazy Writing With Elegant English

byRobert Hartwell Fiske

Paperback | September 1, 2012

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Thousands of overused words and phrases—and alternatives to them—are compiled in this ultimate writer’s reference, composing the perfect companion for those seeking to weed out bland, commonplace content and replace it with crisp, concise prose. Entertaining examples of poor vocabulary make for great browsing while specific clichés and sharper options are also featured. Humorous and enlightening, this updated edition contains more than 100 new entries and 50 new exemplary sentences.

Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of the Vocabula Review, a monthly online journal about the English language. He is the author of The Best Words, The Dictionary of Concise Writing, The Dictionary of Disagreeable English, and Vocabula Bound. He lives in Rockport, Massachusetts.
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Title:The Dimwit's Dictionary: Replace Lazy Writing With Elegant EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:Marion Street Press, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1933338989

ISBN - 13:9781933338989

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"Fiske shows how to make the turgid crisp."  —William Safire, New York Times