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Reader's Digest Word Power
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Reader's Digest Word Power

By Editors of Reader's Digest

Berkley | August 15, 1987 | 256 pages | ISBN-10: 0425102696 | PDF | 7.23 mb

Amazon Link : http://www.amazon.com/Word-Power-Editors-Readers-Digest



This is an old book that's rare now. Its an original scan from me.

I don't think there is any need for description.

Instead, I am giving detailed Contents:



Introdurtion: The Wonder of Words: Peter Funk 1

Words—Our Most Ancient Legacy: W.L. White 5

Native Tongue, Alive and Well: Roderick MacLeish 10

Word Power Test No. 1: Words of Lincoln 15

Your Words Give You Away: John Kord Lagemann 18

Are You a Skid Talker?: Corey Ford 22

Word Power Test No. 2: Relics of Old English 25

Plain Thoughts on Fancy Language: Clifton Fadiman 28

A Word With You, Miss Thistlebottom: Theodore M. Bern-stein 31

Word Power Test No. 3: Medical Terms 35

Like, I Mean, You Know, Right?: Roderick Nordell 38

Ways to Write Better Letters: J. Harold Janis 40

Word Power Test No, 4: Peop'e, Beasts and Places 44

Classroom' Classics: Alexander Abingdon 48

Are We Becoming a Netion of Illiterates?: Vance Pack-ard 50

Word Power Test No. 5: English from Greece. Rome and Elsewhere 55

Write the Way You Talk: Rudolf Fiesch 58

A Civil Tongue: Edwin Newman 64

Word Power Test No. 6: Words from Reader's Digest 67

Was Paul Revere a Minuteperson?: Jacques Barzun 70

Watch Your Language!: Theodore M. Bernstein 73

Word Power Test No. 7: To Look and Dance and Read and Listen 76

How" to Argue: Stuart Chase 79

Thank You, William Shakespeare!. Guy Wright 82

Word Power Test No. 8: Nouns: Airborne and Nof 84

Alphabet You'll Like These Puns: John S. Crosbie 87

i Anything Goes, Verbalizationwise: Newsweek 91

Word Power Test No. 9: Living Latin 94

The Meaning Manglers: James Thurber 97

Why Johnny Can't Write: Merril) Sheils 100

Word Power Test No. 10: Advertising Words 106

Don't Give Up on English: Will Stanton 109

Beware These Word-Traps!: Theodore M. Bernstein 112

Word Power Test No. 11: Moderately Difficult Words 115

A Tip on Straight Thinking: Stuart Chase 118

Masters of Babble: James P. Degnan 121

Word Power Test No. 12: Book Words 124

There's a Meaning Here Somewhere: Edwin Newman 127

The Most Nerve-Shattering Word in the Language: H. Allen Smith 130

Word Power Test No. 13: Margaret Mead 133

As Silly as a Simile: Jane Goodsell 136

I Know Whatcha Mean: Clifton Fadiman 139

Word Power Test No. 14: Headliners: News in a Nut-shell 142

Neither Black Nor White: Stuart Chase 145

I Keep Healing Voices: Cornelia Otis Skinner 149

Word Power Test No. 15: The Sporting Life 154

The Delicate Art of Asking Questions: John Kord Lage-mann 157

The Baffling World of Psychobabble: R.D, Rosen 163

Word Power Test No. 16: How Cicero Made Adjectives 167

Oh, Waddle I Do?: Janet Agle 171

Why Did They Call It That'!. Gary Jennings 173

Word Power Test No. 17: Political Vocabulary 177

There is Magic in a Word of Praise: Fulton Oursler 181

One Man's Mede Clifton Fadiman 185

Word Power Test No. 18: The L ore of Bench and Bar 188

Watch Your Language!: Theodore M. Bernstein 191

My, O Myopia!: Cornelia Otis Skinner 195

Word Power lest No. 19: High School Specials 198

"Englisch as She Is Goodly Spocken": Nino Lo Bello 201

Word Power Test No. 20: A Nosegay of Look-Alikes 203

The American Language: H. L. Mencken 206

Name-Changing—It's the Custom!: Ted Morgan 211

Word Power Test No. 21: Words Ending in ' ite" 215

Accuracy Is a Winner's Policy: Evan Hill 218

Cracking the Real-Estate Code: Richard Lipez 223

Word Power Test No. 22: The French All Around Us 225

"Everything Begins With a Pfcncil": Jerome Brondfield 228

Long Live The Book!: Ernest O. Hauser 232

Word Power Test No. 23: The Joys of Self-Improvement 237

Words That Have Appeared in These Tests 240



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