Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Shea, Ammon.

Title Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation / Ammon Shea.

Publication Info. New York : Perigee, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    428.2 SHE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    422 SHE    DUE 02-14-20
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 255 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Arguing semantics -- Words that are not words -- Verbing nouns -- Sins of grammar -- The continuing deterioration of the language -- Defending English -- 221 words that were once frowned upon.
Summary Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases. -- Book jacket.
Subject English language -- Usage.
English language -- Etymology.
English language -- Terms and phrases.
ISBN 0399165576 (hardback)
9780399165573 (hardback)

Available items only