Robert Hartwell Fiske aims to eliminate laxity in language today by way of this witty and engaging reference. Fiske rails against qlaxicographers and ding-a-linguistsq who, with their misguided thinking, actually promote the dissolution of the English language. He also illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage of a word. With concise instruction and numerous examples of misused words, Fiske makes it easier than ever to learn from others' mistakes. This comprehensive dictionary of common misusages lays bare the mistakes we all make every day. Robert Hartwell Fiske, the grumbling grammarian of our time, shows you the definitive right way and wrong way to use language--and illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage of a word.Incentivize instead of motivate or encourage is quite bad enough, but incent is execrable. See also incentivize; precip. ... Worse still, by a syllable, is the frightful disincentivize, instead of, say, discourage or deter. See also incent. incidaryanbsp;...
|Title||:||Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English|
|Author||:||Robert Hartwell Fiske|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2011-11-01|