You Can Say That Again!


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.


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.

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About the Author

Bruce Rogers

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Bruce Rogers

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 is known for his work on such radio and TV programs as Moneysworth, Moneysense, The World at Six, The Rogers Report, Radio Noon, and CBC-TV News.