Rod L. Evans

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Rod L. Evans is an American philosopher, author, and lecturer who writes and speaks on ethics, religion, political philosophy, and English usage.

Evans graduated from Old Dominion University and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia. He is currently Lecturer of Philosophy at Old Dominion University.[1]

He has published seventeen books,[1] including books about political philosophy, religion, lexicography, English usage, and recreational linguistics.


  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Fundamentalism: Hazards and Heartbreaks
  • Drug Legalization: For and Against
  • The Right Words
  • The Quotable Conservative
  • The Gilded Tongue[2]
  • The Artful Nuance: A Refined Guide to Imperfectly Understood Words in the English Language[3]
  • Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits: Unfamiliar Terms for Familiar Things. New York: Perigee, an imprint of the Penguin Group. 2011. ISBN 978-0-399-53672-4. 
  • Tyrannosaurus Lex: The Marvelous Book of...Wordplay

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  1. ^ a b Stevens, Heidi (June 25, 2011). "Had any trouble with your meat hand lately?: Author shares the skinny on 'satyriasis,' 'hypergamy' and other puzzling terms", Chicago Tribune, p. 16.
  2. ^ Busch, Jim (November 26, 2006). "'Gilded Tongue' will have you speaking archaically", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, p. n/a.
  3. ^ Ruehlmann, Bill (May 3, 2009). "A funny (or is that witty?) take on English", The Virginian-Pilot, p. E7.