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Self-help Meditations

You Can Say That Again!

A Fun Approach to Sounding Better When You Open Your Mouth to Speak

by (author) Bruce Rogers

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
May 1999
Meditations, Speech, General
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You Can Say That Again is Bruce Rogers’ light-hearted look at the the English language. It examines the origins, history, and peculiarities of the language, and provides instruction on how to speak effectively. It sets the record straight on how to pronounce some of the most troublesome words and names. It examines the standards of the electronic media and finds them wanting. And it offers tips on preparation and presentation for platform speakers and broadcasters.

You Can Say That Again has a language quiz in every chapter, along with lists of origins, political and business terms, sports and science bloopers, puns, limericks, and euphemisms. There’s a pronunciation guide for major languages. And there is help for those who want to join the battle against jargon, slang, and cliches.

Vocal confidence is essential for personal success. You Can Say That Again can help you sound better when you open your mouth to speak.

About the author

Bruce Rogers' work as a broadcast journalist has been seen on CBC Television, TVOntario, The Knowledge Net, and Global Television. Radio listeners know his work on CBC, CFRB, CJEZ, and other stations in Toronto and Ottawa. Rogers has taught in Ryerson's Journalism and Radio Arts programs, and is himself a graduate of both programs (1955 and 1964). He has shared his insights and enthusiasm as a speaker and in workshops and seminars across Canada. Rogers is known for his work on such radio and TV programs as "Moneysworth" and "Moneysense," "The World at Six," "The Rogers Report," "Radio Noon," and "CBC-TV News." He has anchored constitutional conferences on CBC radio in Victoria, Ottawa, and Quebec City, and election broadcasts on radio and TV in Toronto, New York, and London.

Bruce Rogers' profile page

Editorial Reviews

Rogers, while having considerable fun with words and word play, has produced a serious work, by which he hopes to improve Canada's standards of speech and grammar.

The StarPhoenix