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Words on Words: A Dictionary for Writers and Others Who Care about Words

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Lists words and terms, useful to journalists and students of the English language, including etymology, usage, and interesting facts.
Paperback, 405 pages
Published July 22nd 1980 by Columbia University Press
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Mary
Mar 24, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing
My mentor, a highly regarded editing professor at the University of Kansas, would likely haunt me if I did not post a rave review. He made a good choice not to call this etymology gem "Sumpsimus Mumpsimus."
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Feb 25, 2009 Karen rated it it was amazing
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Great book for word lovers by a former KU journalism professor. I especially enjoy that Bremner reveals the history of many words, particularly colloquialisms.
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Jan 22, 2009 Marsha rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book from KU professor.
Pris
Aug 07, 2012 Pris rated it it was amazing
Every writer should have this book. And read it. Many times.
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Words on Words by John B. Bremner (1998)
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