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A man of my words : reflections on the English language

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this collection of essays, Lederer offers readers more of the irrepressible wordplay and linguistic high jinks his fans can't get enough of, along with observations on a life in letters. From an inner-city classroom to a wordy weekend retreat, from centuries-old etymological legacies to the latest in slang, dialects, and fadspeak, these essays transport, inform, and entertain as only wordstruck Richard Lederer  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lederer
ISBN: 0312317859 9780312317850
OCLC Number: 223538323
Description: p. cm.
Responsibility: Richard Lederer.
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"In this collection of essays, Lederer offers readers more of the irrepressible wordplay and linguistic high jinks his fans can't get enough of, along with observations on a life in letters. From an inner-city classroom to a wordy weekend retreat, from centuries-old etymological legacies to the latest in slang, dialects, and fadspeak, these essays transport, inform, and entertain as only wordstruck Richard Lederer can." "Illuminating everything from secrets of the writing life to the last word on the pronunciation of nuclear and offering his thoughts on "Sex and the Singular Pronoun" and an open letter to Ann Landers (signed "English Lover in San Diego"), along with games, quizzes, and a Declaration of Linguistic Independence, this collection has something for everyone who delights in our language."--BOOK JACKET.

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