Origins of the Specious Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language

ISBN-10: 0812978102
ISBN-13: 9780812978100
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Stewart Kellerman, is a former Times editor. He has reviewed books and written on literary subjects for the Times. He lives with his wife, author Patricia T. O'Conner, in rural Connecticut.

Patrcia T. O'Conner was an editor at the New York Times Book Review when she wrote Woe Is I. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Newsweek. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stewart Kellerman.

Introduction
Stiff Upper Lips: Why Can't the British Be More Like Us?
Grammar Moses: Forget These Commandments
Bad Boys of English: And Why We Still Love 'Em
Once Upon a Time: The Whole Nine Yards of Etymology
Sex Education: Cleaning Up Dirty Words
Identity Theft: The Great Impostors
Au Oeuf Is an Oeuf: Fractured French
Sense and Sensitivity: PC Fact and Fiction
In High Dungeon: And Other Moat Points
Brave New Words: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Afterword: Morocco Bound
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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