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Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English

Author: Gowers, Rebecca
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 30/03/2017
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780141978970
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'Stuffed with entertaining detail ...Horrible Words is lively, provocative, witty and enlightening' The Times Nothing inflames the language purists like an illogical irregardless or a hideous otherization. But is it enough simply to dismiss these words as vile and barbarous howlers? Taking a genial tour far and wide through our linguistic badlands, Rebecca Gowers finds answers that are helpful, surprising and often extremely funny. 'Exuberant, erudite, informative and fun ...a call on all English-speakers to trust their own feel for their language, to relish their verbal inventiveness and to do battle against the pedants who tell them they are wrong' Michael Skapinker, Financial Times 'A very useful book, packed with good historical sense' Lynne Truss, The Times

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