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The Language Report: The Ultimate Record of What We're Saying and How We're Saying It

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Know your kamikini from your kitten heel? Prefer your bling-bling to your biscuit? Listen to electroclash or foxcore? Live with a bleeding-edge screenager or a silver surfer suffering from wapathy? Or are you: -Q? Infinitely browsable and completely up to date, The Language Report is a collection of topical and fascinating facts and observations on today's spoken and writt ...more
Hardcover, 151 pages
Published December 18th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 1st 2003)
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Cameron
I find it fascinating to see the shifts and alterations that English has taken over the years. Dent's 2003 report includes a whole slew of examinations of the ways in which language changes, some that are fairly straightforward and others that are surprising, and yet others that are downright discouraging. It was also interesting since it is written from a British perspective (including a chapter on the peculiarly untransfered Rhyming Slang for which I have no context and am completely baffled i ...more
Stacey
Very, very British. But it was $1, and entertaining while I was laid up in bed.
Brynne
Feb 06, 2008 Brynne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to correct other people
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is about the misuse of the English language.
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