Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper

nonfiction biography memoir reference funny informative slow-paced

320 pages


"We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don't want it to go: it heads righ...
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