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Title:
Word by word : the secret life of dictionaries
Author:
Stamper, Kory, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Vintage Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

©2017
Physical Description:
xiii, 300 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Do you have strong feelings about the word irregardless? Have you ever tried to define the word is? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 2017.
Language:
English
Contents:
Hrafnkell: on falling in love -- But: on grammar -- It's: on "grammar" -- Irregardless: on wrong words -- Corpus: on collecting the bones -- Surfboard: on defining -- Pragmatic: on examples -- Take: on small words -- Bitch: on bad words -- Posh: on etymology and linguistic originalism -- American dream: on dates -- Nuclear: on pronunciation -- Nude: on correspondence -- Marriage: on authority and the dictionary -- Epilogue: the damnedest thing.
ISBN:
9781101970263
Format :
Book