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

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper

nonfiction funny informative slow-paced

296 pages | first published 2017


Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made a must read for word mavens. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic...
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