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Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
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Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why would somebody write "the biota exhibited a 100 percent mortality response" when he really meant all the fish died? Sometimes people use jargon to be taken seriously, sometimes to be clear and precise, sometimes to not work so hard, and sometimes to deliberately evade and confuse. This essay humorously examines the various motivations for using jargon in both good and bad communication.
The Eye of Argon: Scholar's Ebook Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011 by FoxAcre Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Quite Possibly the Worst Story Ever Written. This edition includes three essays on THE EYE OF ARGON, shedding light on the history, the folklore, and the author of this unique work.
Gun in Cheek : An Affectionate Guide to the Worst in Mystery Fiction
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Love mystery? Then you'll love this book. Hate mystery? Then YOU'LL love this book. Pronzini is a fount of information about the "best" (read: hilariously inept) in mystery fiction. He's read every book ever written in the genre, it seems, and shows genuine affection for the form.