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Bad English

A History of Linguistic Aggravation
Shea, Ammon (Book)
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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. --
Authors: Shea, Ammon
Statement of Responsibility: Ammon Shea
Title: Bad English
a history of linguistic aggravation
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xiv, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Arguing semantics
Words that are not words
Verbing nouns
Sins of grammar
The continuing deterioration of the language
Defending English
221 words that were once frowned upon
Summary: 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. --
Subject Headings: English language Usage English language Etymology English language Terms and phrases
Topical Term: English language
English language
English language
ISBN: 0399165576
9780399165573
Branch Call Number: 428.2 S
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