Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

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"I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on..." So reports Ammon Shea, the tireless, word-obsessed, and more than slightly masochistic author of Reading the OED. The word lover's Mount Everest, the OED has enthralled logophiles since its initial publication 80 years ago. Weighing in at 137 pounds, it is the dictionary to end all dictionaries. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen ...

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages 2008, Perigee Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780399533983

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