Misadventures in the English Language


Misadventures in the English Language looks at some of the controversial aspects of English usage – grammar, vocabulary and punctuation – and tries to assess what matters and what doesn’t.

It also considers where we are now, appraising (and often praising), the invention of new words from kidult to piscetarian, and Internet-led abbreviations such as JK and ICYMI. It is by turns an explanation of the rules, a rant against gobbledygook and other modern horrors, and a celebration of the inventiveness of today’s language-makers.

Looking at why it pays to be precise in your punctuation – the hackneyed examples of ‘Let’s eat Grandma’ and

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ISBN:

9781782436478

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$22.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

01 October 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Caroline Taggart