Bad English: A History Of Linguistic Aggravation (Hb)

The author of "Reading the OED" presents an eye-opening look at language mistakes and how they came to be accepted as correct or not. English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. 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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780399165573
Categories BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference, WBD
Author(s) Ammon Shea
Publisher Perigee
Pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.6cm x 2.5cm x 21.7cm
Weight 0.43 kg
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