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Notes: Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the award-winning author
of This is the Place and Harkening: A Collection
of Stories Remembered
Correctly for Success
A practical guide
to sounding "right" for business, professional and social
Not Latin, Classy English
A Quick-Learn Approach to
Speaking A Dying Language
at least the time of Shakespeare, pundits have been decrying the
lack of class. Noel Coward did it with such wit that it became an
amusing pastime. Lerner and Loewe distilled the concept into speech-both
its sound and patterns-in the popular My Fair Lady.And now
we have James A. Fisher who makes the same point in an effort to
improve matters if we will but cooperate.
determined that we should speak impeccable English for success's
sake. In Talking Correctly for Success, he aims to teach
us how to avoid the most heinous pitfalls of our language in a very
funny book. Thus, he makes it easy to order at a French restaurant
without sounding as if we grew up learning to read phonetically
and believing the rest of the world did, too. He decries "Slurvian,"
our tendency to say "Djoo Eet?" for "Did
you eat?" He even tackles my personal ear-irritant, the
incorrect usage of "lie" and "lay."
And he does it in a practical and memorable way.
little paperback was originally copyrighted in 1996. It has since
gone into its 2nd edition. For very good reason. Even those of us
who pride ourselves on our ability to use the English language can
learn something from it. It's just as important that if we choose
to do it, refining our command of the English language with "Talking
Correctly" will be a really fun pursuit. Wit, after all,
did not die with Shakespeare or Coward or even with Professor Higgins.