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 | first published 2017

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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. Many...
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