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Author: Howard Richler

Howard Richler is the author of four previous best-selling books with Ronsdale on the mis-takes and pleasures to be found in language. He also pens a number of columns on language and creates language puzzles for newspapers and magazines. Howard resides in Montreal with his partner Carol and his wheaten terrier, Molly.

How Happy Became Homosexual and Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts
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How Happy Became Homosexual and Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts

Ronsdale Press

Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. An old joke goes like this: What's the difference between a good girl and a nice girl?Answer: The good girl goes to a party, goes home then goes to bed, whereas the nice girl goes to the party, goes to bed, then go...

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Strange Bedfellows: The Private Lives of Words
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Strange Bedfellows: The Private Lives of Words

Ronsdale Press

Literary Nonfiction. The bawdy English language has never been overly concerned with purity, and this promiscuous proclivity has contributed to many alluring word histories. Richler combines his etymological talents with those of the muck-raking jou...

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Wordplay: Arranged & Deranged Wit
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Wordplay: Arranged & Deranged Wit

Ronsdale Press

Literary Nonfiction. To some extent, everyone plays with language and uses it as a form of recreation as well as a means of communication. Recognizing that the creation of true wit is a subjective endeavor, Richler suggests that the commission of la...

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