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The Resource Miss Thistlebottom's hobgoblins ; : the careful writer's guide to the taboos, bugbears, and outmoded rules of English usage, [by] Theodore M. Bernstein

Miss Thistlebottom's hobgoblins ; : the careful writer's guide to the taboos, bugbears, and outmoded rules of English usage, [by] Theodore M. Bernstein

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Miss Thistlebottom's hobgoblins ; : the careful writer's guide to the taboos, bugbears, and outmoded rules of English usage
Title
Miss Thistlebottom's hobgoblins ;
Title remainder
the careful writer's guide to the taboos, bugbears, and outmoded rules of English usage
Statement of responsibility
[by] Theodore M. Bernstein
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The old adage, rules are made to be broken has never been as well defended as in MISS THISTLEBOTTOM'S HOBGOBLINS. Throughout the book, Bernstein asserts that we have been indoctrinated with English usage rules that lack flexibility and evoke fear, confusion and frustration in writers. There are times when splitting an infinitive or ending a sentence with a preposition makes sense. Through a series of one-sided correspondences with Bertha Thistlebottom, an archetypal grade school English teacher, Bernstein addresses the community of rule mongering sticklers who have tried to squeeze the English language into a set of inflexible rules and outmoded definitions that only serve to stifle its growth and paralyze writers. In addition to his letters to Miss Thistlebottom, there are scores of entries where Bernstein debunks the rules of yesteryear with wit and intelligence and illustrates how to write effectively -- without the worry of hobgoblins
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DLC
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1904-1979
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Bernstein, Theodore M.
Dewey number
428
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1460
LC item number
.B4627 1971
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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English language
Label
Miss Thistlebottom's hobgoblins ; : the careful writer's guide to the taboos, bugbears, and outmoded rules of English usage, [by] Theodore M. Bernstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages xii-xiv
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Witchcraft in words --- Syntax scarecrows --- Imps of idioms --- Spooks of style ---- Appendix
Control code
145193
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780374210434
Lccn
78143299
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)502129
Label
Miss Thistlebottom's hobgoblins ; : the careful writer's guide to the taboos, bugbears, and outmoded rules of English usage, [by] Theodore M. Bernstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages xii-xiv
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Witchcraft in words --- Syntax scarecrows --- Imps of idioms --- Spooks of style ---- Appendix
Control code
145193
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780374210434
Lccn
78143299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)502129

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