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The Resource Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation, Ammon Shea

Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation, Ammon Shea

Label
Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation
Title
Bad English
Title remainder
a history of linguistic aggravation
Statement of responsibility
Ammon Shea
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, including: decimate, hopefully, enormity that/which, enervate/energize, bemuse/amuse, ain't, irregardless, literally/figuratively, socialist, omg, stupider. Lively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers--and it's sure to start a few, too"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1460
LC item number
.S5173 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation, Ammon Shea
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780399165573
Isbn Type
(hc) :
Lccn
2014005397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
share-(OCoLC)881385857
Label
Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation, Ammon Shea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780399165573
Isbn Type
(hc) :
Lccn
2014005397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
share-(OCoLC)881385857

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