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The Resource Better than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives, by Arthur Plotnik, (electronic resource)

Better than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives, by Arthur Plotnik, (electronic resource)

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Better than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives
Title
Better than great
Title remainder
a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives
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by Arthur Plotnik
Title variation
Plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives
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eng
Summary
A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary -- the must-have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving objects of admiration. It persuades people to take certain actions. It sells things. Sadly, in this "age of awesome," our words and phrases of acclaim are exhausted, all but impotent. Even so, we find ourselves defaulting to such habitual choices as "good," "great," and "terrific," or stock synonyms that tumble out of a thesaurus--"superb," "marvelous," "outstanding," and the like. The piling on of intensifiers such as "totally" only makes matters worse, while negative modifiers ("incredible," "unreal") render our common parlance nearly tragic. Until now. Not to mince words, wunderkind of word-wonks Arthur Plotnik is proffering a well-knit wellspring of worthy and wondrous words to rescue our worn-down usage. Plotnik is both hella AND hecka up to the task of rescuing the English superlative, offering readers the chance never to be at a loss for words of praise and acclamation!
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Plotnik, Arthur
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423/.1
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PE1241
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.P56 2012ab
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Read by Richard Waterhouse
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Waterhouse, Richard
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Better than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives, by Arthur Plotnik, (electronic resource)
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  • Duration: 06:26:59
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9780792788027
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Better than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives, by Arthur Plotnik, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 06:26:59
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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1 sound file (6 hr., 26 min., 59 sec.)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780792788027
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(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
9F07729C-3814-4E68-93F0-63C1D5EC47FD
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  • 891124
  • (OCoLC)ocm812261638
  • 4571-62460
  • (OCoLC)812261638
  • (OCoLC)ocn812261638
  • 891124
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