Strange Bedfellows: The Private Lives of Words
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Strange Bedfellows: The Private Lives of Words

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Literary Nonfiction. The bawdy English language has never been overly concerned with purity, and this promiscuous proclivity has contributed to many alluring word histories. Richler combines his etymological talents with those of the muck-raking journalist to expose the louche baggage that many words have accumulated throughout the centuries. Composed of short chapters wit...more
Paperback, 161 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Ronsdale Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Not a bad read but I like a little more meat in books about words.
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