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A Great Find, 24 Sep 2010
This book is a rare beast - it educates and it entertains. Words can be fascinating and we use/understand far too few of them, but most of us are too idle to open a dictionary. The author doesn't peddle in the arcane or the abstruse - he illuminates words with which we are all familiar but which we might not dare to use for fear of being ridiculed. How often do we amuse ourselves while we learn? This book cherishes not only words but its readers too.