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VerbatimVerbatim: From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists by Erin McKean
A witty overview of the uses and abuses of the English language from the pages of Verbatim magazine features contributions by Richard Lederer, Jesse Sheidlower, Joe Queenan, Frederick Cassidy, and William Kunstler on everything from the use of language in the Bible to the components of a British soccer chant. Original. 20,000 first printing.


VerbatimVerbatim: From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists by Erin McKean
A witty overview of the uses and abuses of the English language from the pages of Verbatim magazine features contributions by Richard Lederer, Jesse Sheidlower, Joe Queenan, Frederick Cassidy, and William Kunstler on everything from the use of language in the Bible to the components of a British soccer chant. Original. 20,000 first printing.


Thereby Hangs a TaleThereby Hangs a Tale: Stories of Curious Word Origins by Charles Earle Funk
English has hundreds of everyday words that originated or acquired their meanings in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell all the mysteries but Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of the language.


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