By Arthur Plotnik

ISBN-10: 1573446815

ISBN-13: 9781573446815

A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the fundamental advisor for describing the intense — the should have reference for an individual wishing to upward thrust above drained superlatives.

Deft compliment encourages others to suppose as we do, proportion our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving items of admiration. It persuades humans to take yes activities. It sells things.

Sadly, during this "age of awesome," our phrases and words of acclaim are exhausted, all yet impotent. however, we discover ourselves defaulting to such routine offerings pretty much as good, nice, and extraordinary, or alternative the weary synonyms that tuble our of a word list — impressive, great, awesome, etc. The piling on of intensifers akin to the now-silly "super," basically makes issues worse and destructive modifiers render our universal parlance approximately tragic. until eventually now.

Arthur Plotnik, the wunderkind of word-wonks is, with no mincing, proffering a good knit wellspring of necessary and wondrous phrases to rescue our worn-down utilization. Plotnik is either hella AND hecka as much as the duty of rescuing the English language and gives readers the opportunity to by no means be at a loss for words!

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Priestley is very careful to distinguish these general propositions which may be separately observable by all electricians from any coherent account of what electricity might be, for in his time that was only a matter of theoretical speculation about unobservable matters. By establishing a succinct codification of what is currently known, generally agreed to, and observable, Priestley clarifies the extent of shared knowledge. This brief, yet comprehensive, list allows for coordination of continuing work, recognition of novelties and anomalies in new observations, rapid socialization of neophyte electricians into the current state of knowledge, and easy reference.

He presents the different lines of investigation sometimes as having strict logical direction, with each hypothesis or problem suggesting a new experiment and the results suggesting a new problem or hypothesis. Yet he rarely concludes in any statement of great certainty or generality. At other times the sequencing of experiments seems weaker as accidental observations set the sequence in motion with no strong direction. Priestley ends such sequences just by varying the experiment to see if he can find any leads.

The Hauksbee experiments quoted above are immediately followed by further experiments to explore attraction and repulsion phenomena. This sense of a coherent program is extended beyond the work of individual researchers to be used as a n organizing device for the work of many researchers. He imposes a rational shape to communal work, which by this gesture becomes a communal research program. Such generalizing coherence, naturally enough, appears a t the head of chapters and sections, such as at the beginning of section 9: "Electricians, after observing the great quantity of electrical matter with which clouds are charged during a thunderstorm, began to attend to the lesser quantities of it which might be contained in the common state of the atmosphere, and the more usual effects of this great and general agent in nature" (1:421).

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