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Erudite and hilarious.,
This review is from: Beyond Words: How Language Reveals the Way We Live Now (Hardcover)
Very funny but also genuinely illuminating look at the way the lazy and sometimes manipulative (mis)use of language has had an impact on our political, economic and cultural lives. His examples are wonderful and his case for grammatical rigour is compelling while never being snobby.
A great Christmas present for all who love the English language. An even better present for the rest.
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Initial post: 3 Jun 2014 16:09:28 BDT
Mr. D. J. Bebbington says:
And yet in the first few pages he makes a mistake. In IT a legacy system doesn't necessarily mean an old system, though there is often an implication of age.
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