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Going to Hell in a Hen Basket By Robert Alden Rubin

Going to Hell in a Hen Basket by Robert Alden Rubin

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Summary

Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds sort of right, but isn't. Rubin collects his favourite malapropisms in a gift book that's perfect for bookworms and wordsmiths. Found on blogs and the deepest corners of the internet, Rubin gently pokes fun at the twists and turns writers put our language through.

Going to Hell in a Hen Basket Summary

Going to Hell in a Hen Basket by Robert Alden Rubin

Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds sort of right, but isn't. Rubin collects his favourite malapropisms in a gift book that's perfect for bookworms and wordsmiths. Some examples include: -without further adieu - Conflation of bidding adieu (saying good-bye) with ado (complicated doings, ceremony) to mean without saying anything more. -hair-brained - Perhaps confuses hare-brained with airheaded. Hare-brained (rash, silly, or stupid) derives from the erratic mating dances of hares, as in the saying mad as a March hare, though it also follows that someone with hair for brains wouldn't be sharp. -l was curled up in a feeble position - Confusing feeble with fetal, but actually makes a bit of sense! -exercising demons - I guess even demons need to go to the gym. Found on blogs, the deepest corners of the internet, as well as some of the most esteemed publications, Rubin gently pokes fun at the twists and turns writers put our language through.

About Robert Alden Rubin

Robert Aldin Rubin holds an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins College, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of North Carolina. He worked as a journalist and a college English instructor at the University of North Carolina and was an editor for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Additional information

GOR008218858
9781250066275
1250066271
Going to Hell in a Hen Basket by Robert Alden Rubin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
St Martin's Press
20150908
224
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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