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Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English
Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English
by James Cochrane
Edition: Hardcover

124 of 140 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a bad little book, 20 Dec 2003
I am angry with myself for wasting money on this book which is subtitled "a Little Book of Bad English". I had expected to find a book full of new and old corruptions of the English language, which it is, but the content is very scant. It's composed of just a few, apparently random, examples which offer very little of educational merit. I am sure that it only sells because of the foreword by John Humphrys, but he does little for his reputation by endorsing this trivial 'stocking-filler'.
I should advise anyone seeking real substance in this area to buy "Mind the Gaffe" by R L Trask (paperback from Penguin Books, 2002) where they will find at least 5 times as many examples, with more extensive explanations for 4 less.
My subtitle for "Between You and I" would be "a Bad Little Book of English."


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