When Is A Pig A Hog?
A Guide to Confoundingly Related English WordsBook - 1991
When is a pig not a pig? When it tips the scale at 120 pounds and becomes a hog, of course! This witty and informative guide explains hundreds of tricky, similar words that confound even the most savvy wordsmiths. Learn the difference between a street and an avenue; a couch, a sofa, and a davenport; pay phones and public phones; and hundreds of other words and terms. This entertaining and lively reference covers a broad range of subjects, from Human and Not So Human Beings to The Arts: Fine and Otherwise, and includes a complete word index, reference list, and two appendices. Everyone with an interest in words and a curiosity about people, places, and things will delight in this lighthearted yet accurate treasury of information about the English language.
Publisher: New York : Prentice Hall, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: ANF 422
Characteristics: vii, 328 p. ; 25 cm