Mencken on words, or William Lutz on doublespeak, Lederer compiles a scrapbook that preaches, naturally, to those who are devoted to the wonder of words aggregated. Eliot, and George Orwell.
In terms of one syllable, Lederer proves the power of short words. English isn't perfect, however: It's sexist queens do not rule queendoms , lacks certain utilitarian words what will we call the decade that will follow the Nineties? He likes libraries and letter-writing citing St. Paul as a great correspondent. There's even a lesson in versification and examples of favored writing from his prep- school students.
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