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Bad English

A History of Linguistic Aggravation

Shea, Ammon

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Bad English
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Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases. --
Publisher: New York :, Perigee,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399165573
0399165576
Branch Call Number: 428.2 S
Characteristics: xiv, 255 pages ; 22 cm

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Jan 06, 2015
  • Pauks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you're a grammar Nazi, then this is a good book for your rehabilitation. The author explores various myths about what is and what is not correct about English, with many amazingly nasty quotations from self-styled authorities past and present. Nonetheless, he assiduously uses "who" and "whom" appropriately, and does not raise the matter of why those who don't know when to say "whom" should be condemned to the darkest corners of grammar hell.

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