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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Review: The Dictionary of Disagreeable English: A Curmudgeon's Compendium of Excruciatingly Correct Grammar

User Review  - Bob Nichols - Goodreads

The book claims up front that this collection of various misuses of the English language is not some "highbrow conspiracy" but is about "discriminating taste, good breeding, and refined sensibility ... Read full review

Review: The Dictionary of Disagreeable English: A Curmudgeon's Compendium of Excruciatingly Correct Grammar

User Review  - Nick Black - Goodreads

this book was stupid, and i wish i'd never purchased it. 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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