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ISBN:1582973822
Author: Rod Evans
ISBN13: 978-1582973821
Title: The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things
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Language: English
Category: Words Language and Grammar
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (July 12, 2006)
Pages: 224

The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things by Rod Evans



The Gilded Tongue book. With "The Gilded Tongue," you'll never have to settle for plain, simple expression again.

What distinguishes "The Gilded Tongue" from the banausic (practical or utilitarian) volumes on my reference shelf is that it is great fun to read. The point of learning new words is not to impress your friends or to seem more intelligent than they. The words in all caps are among the gems I discovered in this treasure-trove of "overly eloquent words for everday things," which includes a handy "reverse dictionary" in the appendix that enables even the most linguistically challenged reader to become erudite.

For word lovers everywhere, "The Guilded Tongue" is a treasure trove of esoteric synonyms for everyday words.

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There are certain qualities that can set you apart from the crowd–like wearing the right clothing, jewelry, or shoes. But nothing draws attention or sets you apart like knowing and using a superior and aggrandizing vocabulary.

You'll ascend to the uppermost ranks of literary intelligentsia once you acquire the grandiloquent terms in this lush volume. More than 500 entries help you replace common, everyday language with meretricious words guaranteed to make an indelible impression on your friends, co-workers, and family.

With The Gilded Tongue, you'll never have to settle for plain, simple expression again.

Reviews: 7
Tujar
The binding is as unusual as the contents. This is a list of extremely obscure words, some of which I think might be created once for a specific work before being listed once again in this book. Before you use anything you find inside, you should probably run it past the OED and see if it actually exists, and if it does what the official definition might be.
Charyoll
You don't have to be a PYSMATIC LOGOMANIAC to enjoy this book, but it helps. You'll learn that Dolly Parton is BATHYCOLPIAN, that Osama bin Ladin is a CAITIFF, that H.Ross Perot is MACROTOUS, that H.L. Mencken truly was a NULLIFIAN, and that many lawyers engage in PLEONASM. The words in all caps are among the gems I discovered in this treasure-trove of "overly eloquent words for everday things," which includes a handy "reverse dictionary" in the appendix that enables even the most linguistically challenged reader to become erudite. Among my personal favorites in the book is KAKISTOCRACY (government by the worst people), an apt description of American politics today. I'm urging all my bibliophilic friends to buy this splendid book.
spark
I'm sure there is a better word for the title, and it is in this book! Got several of these for Christmas gifts and they are fantabulous! Just the right touch of edification, elucidation, conviviality, and effervscent exeuberance to enhance our season's cheer. The gilded purple velvet cover is excessive in exactly the right way. They arrived on time, and better than described.
Moswyn
Velour hard cover with gold pressed writing. Looks super cool. It is a great conversation book. Always makes people smile.
Oreavi
Absolutely fabulous book! I'm already practicing some of the words so I can use them in conversation. I am definitely a pysmatic logomaniac!
Usishele
Fun book. Arrived in good condition. Thank you.
virus
Excellant book for anyone who loves words; Lots of archaic words you don't see often, are almost out of existence. Great book, well worth purchasing. A must for any writer or word lover.
A great addition to my reference library. Amusing and informative.