A Man of My Words
Reflections on the English LanguageBook - 2003
anguage and grammar expert Richard Lederer is our foremost-and funniest-commentator on the quirks and pleasures of the English language. Popular with writers, students, and anyone who loves words, many of his books have become modern classics-including Anguished English, one of the bestselling language-humor books. Keen-eared and good-humored, these essays reflect on slang, regional dialects, Britspeak, political correctness, puns, the art of teaching, usage, and other topics ripe for the author's unique brand of skewering. Readers will follow the author from a wordy weekend in upstate New York to classrooms in Russia and inner-city Philadelphia to zero seconds of fame on a major national talk show. These essays will delight anyone who lays blame on those who confuse lie and lay, and who goes nuclear over the pronunciation noo-kyuh-lur.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 413.028 L498m 2003
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm