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A History of Linguistic Aggravation

by Ammon Shea

Hardcover, 255 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24 |

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A History of Linguistic Aggravation
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Ammon Shea

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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.

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From Lunch (n.) To Balding (adj.), Some Words Are Just 'Bad English'

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