I love this book . In hundreds of entries, Fiske clarifies the differences between confused words like consul and council, moribund and morbid, descant and decant. More than that, however, he with biting wit or laugh-out-loud humor, makes plain the reasons for speaking and writing with clarity and precision, qualities I agree are often absent in today's language. In The Dictionary of Unendurable English, Fiske also, unlike other authors of books on English usage that I've read, rails against lexicographers and linguists whom he holds responsible for the indifference so many today feel for how they speak and write. Fiske's book is a noble effort to restore dignity, and meaning, to the English language. I recommend it highly to all people, like me, who love words and language.