by Ammon Shea
Hardcover, 255 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24 | purchase
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The editor behind Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages offers an entertaining look at the words and phrases commonly used in modern English that were originally considered wrong, slang or impolite.
June 3, 2014 A new book looks at words that self-appointed linguistic police have declared contraband, like "lunch," which should be a verb, and "balding," a participle formed from an adjective instead of a verb.
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