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Lost For Words: The Mangling and Manipulating of the English Language Paperback – 4 Jul 2005

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; New Ed edition (4 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340836598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340836590
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 244,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Humphrys is passionate about language - and very funny too (Rod Liddle)

Greatly enjoyable (Simon Hoggart, Guardian)

for all those who care about the English language (Ann Widdecombe, New Statesman)

It is always exhilarating to read a book which says what so many of us think (Jonathan Keates, Spectator)

Timely and lively (Sunday Telegraph)

Let us be very clear about this from the start: John Humphrys is a Good Thing (Evening Standard)

the Jack Russell of the Today programme has now chosen to take some well aimed snaps at solecism, jargon, cliche and weasel words... It is always exhilarating to read a book which says what so many of us think (Spectator)

I commend Citizen Humphrys (Daily Mail)

You will have fun with this book (Guardian)

an exquisite sensitivity to the misuse of the English language (The Sunday Times)

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Today programme presenter's Top Ten bestselling cry for better English in paperback
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