Unfortunate English: the gloomy truth behind the words you use

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Writer's Digest Books,
Pub. Date:
2006.
Language:
English
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Readers may think twice about using such seemingly innocuous words as "pretty," "gymnasium," and "goodbye" after perusing this volume. In it, Brohaugh reveals the original meanings of a number of commonly used words--meanings that might offend the more delicate sensibilities of modern hearers, were they made aware of them. Brohaugh is the editor or author of several books on writing. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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9781582974439
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subject_facet English language -- Etymology, English language -- History, English language -- Terms and phrases
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title_sub the gloomy truth behind the words you use