The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate

by Eugene Ehrlich

Hardcover, 1997




Collins Reference (1997)


From the Publisher: 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.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member rampaginglibrarian
Somehow it seems like this book should be longer and contain more words--my same complaint about almost all dictionaries--someday i'll get the OED!
LibraryThing member leovanha
Fits your dictionary needs perfectly.


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