Bad Language: Are Some Words Better Than Others?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others? [Repost]  

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Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others? [Repost]

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others? by Edwin L. Battistella
English | Aug. 25, 2005 | ISBN: 0195172485 | 240 Pages | PDF | 745.04 KB

Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?  

Posted by cifra7 at April 16, 2010
Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195172485 | edition 2005 | PDF | 240 pages | 13 mb

What constitutes "bad" language? Is it slang? Curse words? In this academic volume, Battistella, a professor of English, examines language's relationship to social conditions and constraints and argues for relativism in looking at language. He maintains that hard-nosed, traditional ideas about what is "good" and what is "bad" are open to debate, and that labeling English as either "good" or "bad" is simplistic and unnecessary. Battistella suggests "how we might think more productively about language." After broadly introducing his topic, Battistella focuses specifically on writing, grammar and so-called "bad" words ("Usage is less a matter of permanent fixed traditions than it is a matter of flexible and contextual conventions"), and also includes chapters on American attitudes toward immigrant foreign language speakers and accent use. While much of the complex subject matter could intimidate readers unfamiliar with linguistics or etymology, those interested in learning how language evolves will find this book an informative read.
Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others by Bruce Newsome (Repost)

Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others by Bruce Newsome
English | Sep 30, 2007 | ISBN: 0275998304 | 216 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others

Bruce Newsome, "Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others".
Publisher: Praeger Security International General Interest-Cloth | ISBN: 0275998304 | 2007 edition | PDF | 216 Pages | 1.02 MB

Why do the combat capabilities of individual soldiers vary so much? This book seeks to provide an answer to this and other questions about variability in combat performance. Some soldiers flee quickly from the battlefield, while others endure all hardships until the bitter end. Some combat units can perform numerous types of missions, while others cannot keep themselves organized during peacetime. Some militaries armed with obsolete weapons have out fought enemies with the latest weapons, just as some massively outnumbered armies have beaten back much larger opponents. In this first social scientific study of the effectiveness of combat troops, Newsome evaluates competing explanations for the varying combat capabilities and performances. There are four main explanations, each emphasizing the influence of a single factor.
Reinventing Philosophy of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction

Reinventing Philosophy of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction by Graham Oppy
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1137434554 | 110 pages | PDF | 0,5 MB

Widespread conflict between worldviews prompts philosophical questions. Are all worldviews religious? Is there a common core to all worldviews? Is there one true worldview? Are some worldviews better than others?
Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress (repost)

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress By Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington
2001 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0465031765, 0465031757 | PDF | 24 MB

This collection of essays addresses a difficult question: Are some cultures better than others at creating freedom, prosperity, and justice? Although Culture Matters offers varying responses to this politically incorrect question, its editors, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington, as well as the bulk of its contributors, answer in some form of the affirmative. In an introduction, Harrison (author of Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind) writes in the third person of the movement he helps lead:
Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress (repost)

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress By Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington
English | 2001 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0465031765, 0465031757 | PDF | 24 MB

This collection of essays addresses a difficult question: Are some cultures better than others at creating freedom, prosperity, and justice? Although Culture Matters offers varying responses to this politically incorrect question, its editors, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington, as well as the bulk of its contributors, answer in some form of the affirmative. In an introduction, Harrison (author of Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind) writes in the third person of the movement he helps lead:

Men Are Better Than Women by Dick Masterson (Repost)  

Posted by ksenya.b at Sept. 7, 2015
Men Are Better Than Women by Dick Masterson (Repost)

Men Are Better Than Women by Dick Masterson
PDF SCAN | 2008 | 272 pages | ISBN: 1416953817 | English | 64 MB

Through a process of exhaustive man research he calls “keeping his eyes open,” Dick Masterson has compiled a Magnum-size list of the ways men are better than women. It is an infallible compendium of man’s greatness, filled with the most egregiously fallacious arguments ever put to words, but with some kind of miraculous, rock-solid man logic dripping like motor oil from every sentence.

Men Are Better Than Women  

Posted by solncevorot85 at June 5, 2009
Men Are Better Than Women

Men Are Better Than Women
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment | ISBN: 1416953817 | edition 2008 | PDF | 272 pages | 54,6 mb

Through a process of exhaustive man research he calls "keeping his eyes open," Dick Masterson has compiled a Magnum-size list of the ways men are better than women. It is an infallible compendium of man's greatness, filled with the most egregiously fallacious arguments ever put to words, but with some kind of miraculous, rock-solid man logic dripping like motor oil from every sentence. It is a manifesto more memorable than bullshit like High Fidelity or which Axe baby powder Maxim thinks you should slap on your nuts before clubbing, more chock-full of devastating man quotes than Oscar Wilde with two wangs. Most important, it is the only one of its kind. In Men Are Better Than Women, Dick Masterson dispenses logic from his man mouth into the eyes of his male readers like some kind of mighty mother man eagle with nutrient-rich word vomit. It's a book that makes you feel like driving a train into a dynamite factory and then tearing a telephone book apart with your bare hands, just because that's the way men have always done it.
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)

Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me) by Nicole Curtis
English | October 18, 2016 | ISBN: 1579656676 | EPUB | 224 pages | 20 MB