83 of 89 people found the following review helpful
Funny, Intelligent and sane,
By A Customer
This review is from: Lost For Words: The Mangling and Manipulating of the English Language (Hardcover)
This has been a great read and is more than just waking up with John Humphrys in the morning. The book is funny and sharp in its capturing the essence of what our language is going through. I loved the bits where he takes the language of politicians and exposes the conscious manipulation. It's more than about politics;everyone who misuses language (and there are a lot of them about including himself) gets caught in his sights. But it's not a pedantic book. It's very entertaining.