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Books Books 1 - 6 of about 6 related to Reading the Oxford English Dictionary: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages.   

The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No ...

Ammon Shea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 240 pages
Read Ammon Shea's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. A surprising, lively, and rich history of that ubiquitous doorstop that most of us take for granted. Ammon ...
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Insulting English

Peter Novobatzky, Ammon Shea - Humor - 2001 - 176 pages
At last, a compendium of ingeniously insulting words for every occasion. For anyone who's been stymied by the level of sloth, bad looks and low intelligence of his fellow man ...
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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

Ammon Shea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2014 - 272 pages
The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language “mistakes” and how they came to be accepted as correct—or not. English is a glorious mess of a language ...
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Depraved English: The Most Disgusting and Hilarious Word Book Ever

Peter Novobatzky, Ammon Shea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2014 - 164 pages
From aboiement to zooerastia, a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea ...
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