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A desk-book of errors in English

Frank Horace Vizetelly

A desk-book of errors in English

including notes on colloquialisms and slang to be avoided in conversation

by Frank Horace Vizetelly

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Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Errors of usage.,
  • English language -- Slang.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Frank H. Vizetelly.
    SeriesStandard desk-book series
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 232 p. ;
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22169684M

    This guarantee will be valid for purchases made at the auction of Auction Name on Auction Date. An armed guard may say "You can not pass," since he has physical power to prevent; hence the question "Can I pass the guard? One common object of study was, of course, the book, and by the early s, peruse had come to mean, simply, "to read through or over. Character is what one is; reputation is that which one is thought to be. An adjustable version click for more information like the picture on the left or a stationary fixed angle version like the picture on the right. Thus are rules then and facts now created.

    However, I was talking about Miss Moore. Compare constantly. The Arbitrator shall not have the authority to award punitive damages against either Party. We are conscious of suffering, but aware of imminent danger. Original Use of Peruse When peruse first entered English in the late s, it didn't refer to reading at all but to going through or examining something like a to-do list item by item.

    A kitten may properly be said to be cunning, but not a brooch, although in archaic usage that may exhibit the cunning or skill of the artificer. Bury it between commas, or replace it with but or nevertheless. Harkee, Master Kirby! If coffin is not good enough for the worthy deceased or for his purse-proud relatives, why rest content with the simple casket, when by a mere figure of speech sarcophagus may save the reputation of both the living and the dead? Compare casket. Indeed, it is so flexible that some of its idioms are positively startling.


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A desk-book of errors in English book

It is therefore pleonastic to speak of excellent calligraphy or wretched cacography; and to describe the former as wretched would simply be to say that at the same time it was both excellent and the reverse.

Bury it between commas, or replace it with but or nevertheless. As Garner notes, "scan is ambiguous: it may mean either 1 'to examine carefully, scrutinize' or 2 'to skim through, look at hurriedly.

Peruse means "to read carefully" and "to skim"? An earlier albeit satirical example comes from England. In conclusion we recommend that you reread the examples and see for yourself in how many Samuel Johnson's simple "read" definition would work perfectly well.

We compare one thing to another which we believe it resembles. In like manner, referring to two sets of things, these relates to the one near, and those to the one more remote.

Smith was born in Chicago, lived for a while in Philadelphia, and then moved to Deptford, New Jersey—right across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Exercise care in spelling these words. The second on is 60 degrees and is usually used for a book stand angel.

A person is more apt to read than to scan or peruse the Bible. Backup Bidder: If a winner at the auction does not meet obligations to pay for the lot purchased, the next highest bidder will be considered the winning bidder and will be required to close on such purchase within the terms and conditions herein.

Compare constantly. A Merriam-Webster user recently pinged us on Twitter to ask us about the entry for peruse : : to look at or read something in an informal or relaxed way : to examine or read something in a very careful way "Is this real?

All sales are in US Dollars. Moreover, in the commentators' deep-seated horror of "low" or "illiterate" speech, we see the truth of John Lawler's remark above that the reason these forms are nonstandard "is that the wrong people talk that way.

The former implies to read with care and attention and is almost synonymous with scan, which is to examine with critical care and in detail. The third is about 30 degrees and is also used as book stand only it lies more horizontal. Briefly, WDEU argues that peruse arose as "a literary word" that, in poetry, served as "a useful alternative to the monosyllabic read.

So, if your book is say 16" tall by 26" opened across I would add a inch around it making the frame 17 " tall by 27 " across. The main thing about however that many people seem to remember is that there was some sort of issue with putting it at the beginning of a sentence. For judgment I am come : and for judgment he will come ; for all judgment is committed to him, both that of the word, and that of the sword.

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Or, clearing the history of your visits to the site. All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. You finish your dinner, but complete your toilet. It does mean however you got a bunch of holes drilled in your tray and in most cases a paper clip will work just as good to hold pages, Paper clips everyone has Remember He is a woodworker not a English Major These expressions are very low.

We are conscious of suffering, but aware of imminent danger. That is commonly done which is common to all; that is generally done, which is done by the larger number; that is frequently done which is done by a large number or by a single person on many occasions; that is usually done which is customarily done whether by many or one.

Neither Smith nor her family were from the South or from rural backgrounds. There are likely to be only a few in which adding the adverbs used by later dictionary definers will enhance anyone's understanding of the passage.This page was last edited on 6 Mayat Files are available under licenses specified on their description page.

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Untilthat is, when usage commentator Frank Vizetelly, in his A Desk-Book of Errors in English, wrote: peruse should not be used when the simple read is meant.

The former implies to read with care and attention and is almost synonymous with scan, which is to examine with critical care and in detail.