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How to Greet the Queen: And Other Questions of Modern Etiquetteby Caroline Taggart
Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the bestselling I Used to Know That comes a veracious cornucopia of 500 of the best, trickiest, and oft-misused words in the English language that will have you confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time
Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage, or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. This book will inspire readers to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know. This is a book for the appreciator of correct usage, and contains words you thought you knew (decimate, caveat, nemesis), words you should know (euphemism, diatribe, tautology), and just a few that you might want to know (peripatetic, shibboleth, callipygian). Arranged thematically, each word is dissected, with a brief explanation of etymology, historical, and modern usage, allowing you to fully understand and effectively employ the word in its proper context.
A follow-up to Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English offers a practical, tongue-in-cheek look at all aspects of Royal manners and etiquette
Her Ladyship gives practical and invaluable advice on every aspect of royal etiquette: how to behave correctly at formal occasions, and indeed how to follow royal etiquette and guidelines. She deals with basic good manners in a range of situations, both formal and informal occasions, whether at home, at work, or abroad. She will teach the reader such necessities as how to meet and greet The Queen and other royals; elegant ways of sitting down, standing up, and getting in and out of cars; and how not to look as if you are bored to death.
About the Author
Caroline Taggart has been an editor of nonfiction books for nearly 30 years. She is the author of Her Ladyship's Guide to Running One's Home, Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English, and I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School.
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