Dictionary of Disagreeable English

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F+W Media, Jun 24, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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The Grumbling Grammarian is back with a revised and expanded edition of The Dictionary of Disagreeable English. In this second edition, Robert Hartwell Fiske has added more language blunders, additional witty commentary, and a new feature that includes frequently asked questions about language.

Fiske rails against "laxicographers and ding-a-linguists" who, with their misguided thinking, actually promote the dissolution of the English language. He also illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage of a word. With concise instruction and numerous examples of misused words, Fiske makes it easier than ever to learn from others' mistakes.

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User Review  - Donald - Goodreads

I haven't read this one cover to cover, though I started to. The author makes some good points regarding word usage. The dictionary is certainly a worthy addition to any bookshelf for the sake of ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of The Vocabula Review, a monthly online journal about the English language.

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