Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World [EPUB]
28 November 2016, 19:47
2016 | EPUB | 7.58MB
Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.
The Body Thesaurus: A Fiction Writer's Sourcebook of Words and Phrases to Describe Characters [EPUB]
25 November 2016, 07:18
2016 | EPUB | 0.3MB
The Ultimate Thesaurus That Helps Fiction Writers Describe Characters With Ease!
If you're like most writers, you get sick and tired of endlessly searching thesauri looking for that perfect word to describe your character's physical appearance or the way they move their body. Wouldn't it be easier to have a book that gives you all these words without the hassle? If you answered 'yes', then this book is for you!
Dahlia Evans has compiled a thesaurus specifically aimed at describing a character's physical appearance and movement. This unique sourcebook is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from thousands of published novels. Now, you will have no problem conjuring up words and phrases like a magician, bringing your prose to life.
Inside You'll Discover:
- An exhaustive list of over 30,000 words and phrases describing each part of the body.
- 40 chapters, with each one including a list of adjectives, verbs, and noun phrases for that particular body part.
- Numerous example sentences showing many of these words in use.
- And best of all, words and phrases are sorted alphabetically, as well as by part of speech.
'The Body Thesaurus' is the ultimate fiction writer's companion; a resource that you'll want to keep close by for all your future writing projects.
The Seven Words You Can't Say On Television [EPUB]
21 November 2016, 20:58
2008 | EPUB | 1.86MB
Why do so many swear words involve sex, bodily functions and religion? Why are some words rude and others aren't? Why can launching into expletives be so shocking - and sometimes so amusing?
Steven Pinker takes us on a fascinating and funny journey through the world of profanities, taken from his bestselling The Stuff of Thought, to show us why we swear (whatever our language or culture), how taboos change and how we use obscenities in different ways. You'll discover that in Quebecois French the expression 'Tabernacle' is outrageous, that the Middle Ages were littered with four-letter words, that 'scumbag' has a very unsavoury origin and that in a certain Aboriginal language every word is filthy when spoken in front of your mother-in-law.
Covering everything from free speech to Tourette's, from pottymouthed celebrities to poetry, this book reveals what swearing tells us about how our minds work. (It's also a bloody good read).