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Talk on the Wild Side

Author : Lane Greene
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Language is the most human invention. Spontaneous, unruly, passionate, and erratic it resists every attempt to discipline or regularize it--a history celebrated here in all its irreverent glory. Language is a wild thing. It is vague and anarchic. Style, meaning, and usage are continually on the move. Throughout history, for every mutation, idiosyncrasy, and ubiquitous mistake, there have been countervailing rules, pronouncements and systems making some attempt to bring language to heel. From the utopian language-builder to the stereotypical grammatical stickler to the programmer trying to teach a computer to translate, Lane Greene takes the reader through a multi-disciplinary survey of the many different ways in which we attempt to control language, exploring the philosophies, motivations, and complications of each. The result is a highly readable caper that covers history, linguistics, politics, and grammar with the ease and humor of a dinner party anecdote. Talk on the Wild Side is both a guide to the great debates and controversies of usage, and a love letter to language itself. Holding it together is Greene's infectious enthusiasm for his subject. While you can walk away with the finer points of who says "whom" and the strange history of "buxom" schoolboys, most of all, it inspires awe in language itself: for its elegance, resourcefulness, and power.

A Talk on the Wild Side

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A Talk on the Wild Side

Author : Roy Carr
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A Talk on the Wild Side includes 120 pages of the most important musical and social events of the early 1970s depicted with rare icons and images of the time. To complete the ultimate rock package, listen for the first time to ten exclusive interviews, never before heard, with the world's greatest rock legends on four CDs, telling it exactly how it was.

Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen

Author : Maurice Sendak
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Der kleine Max lässt sich ganz allein zum Land der wilden Kerle treiben. Er wird der Wildeste von allen und sie machen ihn zu ihrem König. (ab 4)

A Bibliographical Guide to Midwestern Literature

Author : Gerald Nemanic
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Articles on Twentieth Century Literature an Annotated Bibliography 1954 to 1970

Author : David E. Pownall
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Interviews and Conversations with 20th century Authors Writing in English

Author : Stan A. Vrana
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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Author : National Wildlife Rehabilitators' Association (U.S.). Symposium
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On the Wild Side

Author : Tony Reed
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Nelson Algren

Author : Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
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A Walk on the Wild Side

Author : Harvey Tyson
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Small Press

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Catalog of Sears Roebuck and Company

Author : Sears, Roebuck and Company
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Tracking on the Wild Side

Author : Leon James Atkinson-Derman
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Jazz Improv

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook

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Bored on the Wild Side

Author : Jason Laureno
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Forty five years of stumbling, bumbling, and striving to make the American dream a reality. Beginning in the mid-1970s and hitting the brakes days before the 2020 elections, this compelling memoir shows us where we've been and where we might be headed via one man's memories and experiences.While it may read like a novel, every word is true: good, bad, and ugly.Talk is cheap and some actions have expensive consequences. What's worse? Regretting some of the things you've done, or wondering what might have been? Do you have the guts to chase your crazy dreams and live up to your highest ideals, or are your convictions as shallow as the ink on your T-shirt? Filled with interesting characters, uncommon adventures, and gallows humor throughout, this is the tale of an individual who played it to the hilt until he was bored. Bored on the wild side.

It s a Chick Thing

Author : Ame Mahler Beanland
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The millions of "Sweet Potato Queens" and "Ya-Ya" sisters speak to a growing hunger to talk about, read about, and ponder the ineffable nature of women's relationships. It's a Chick Thing is a collection of forty spirited stories about the special and unique times that strengthen the bonds of women's friendships and create shared history. It takes a look at women's friendship at its wildest, adventurous best -- the antics, the escapades, the risk taking, the loyalty, the irrepressible humor and merriment. Read about Dolly Parton's escapades with her friends in high school, Fergie's and Diana's night on the town during Andrew's bachelor party, how Sharon Stone literally gave Mimi Craven the shirt off her back, and the time when Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn faced down the Coal Miner's Daughter's detractors. Readers will delight in reading about Cirque du Chien, a group of party-loving chicks who dress up like French poodles and drink French champagne. Or La Bella Mafia, a girl gang dedicated to glorious divadom who right wrongs and overdress for every occasion. It's a Chick Thing also includes chick resources such as "Shoo Fly Be Gone," a list of verbal comebacks for getting rid of those pesky men who interrupt your girls' nights out and "Chick Stars," an astrological guide to finding your most compatible (and incompatible) friends. There are also handy chickcentric lists including "Chicks That Rock," "Chick Reads," "Chick Flicks," and "Chick Cliques." Full of true tales of girlfriends gone wild, women will buy one for themselves and one for each of their gal pals.

Video Movie Guide 2001

Author : Mick Martin
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