Junk English 2

Junk English 2

Author: Ken Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059280670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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The author of Mental Hygiene and Ken's Guide to the Bible traces the damage done to English by infomercials and advertising, revealing those "junk" words, phrases, and tendencies that have made the language euphemistic and vague. Original.
Junk English 2
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Ken Smith
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

The author of Mental Hygiene and Ken's Guide to the Bible traces the damage done to English by infomercials and advertising, revealing those "junk" words, phrases, and tendencies that have made the language euphemistic and vague. Original.
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Pages: 214
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Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: OUP USA

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Pages: 351
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Pages: 176
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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Language: en
Pages: 1008
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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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