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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

Author: Shea, Ammon

Publisher: Penguin Group


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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation : 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 contemporary and historic examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.

Category   Subject
Language Arts & Disciplines   Linguistics
Language Arts & Disciplines   Reference

ISBN 13:9780399165580
ISBN 10:0399165584
Size:8.31" l x 5.47" w x 0.83" h
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