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Ammon Shea

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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation (2014)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: It's hard to love language rules and spelling and words in general without being thought of as a geek (at best) or a grammar nazi (at worst). Ammon Shea is like the cult leader for word nerds. I still think Reading the OED is a spectacular book, in large part, because I can see m...
The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads (2010)
3.42 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. it is filled with quirky tidbits about the phone book, of course, but also about about the telegraph, the phone itself and an array of people. I enjoyed the author's anecdotes; I felt like I was talking to a friend about his dissertation. I don't q...
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