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The kindest thing I can say about this book is that it's interesting. The author makes some good points about the British-era ridiculousness many English newspapers still use in their writing (of the 'for your kind attention' variety). I specifically liked the chapters on the use and abuse of the words 'also', 'both' and 'only', but the overall tone that drips with needless acid grates on you after a while. It may start off as mildly humorous, sort of like the ravings of a pointless uncle, but a ...more