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The Language Wars by Henry Hitchings
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Dec 01, 11

Read in December, 2011

This is a good book. I like to end my sentences with a preposition, so I now feel empowered to know that this was just one guy's idea of proper English. My one minor, but important complaint about the book is the size of the font. I mean, do I actually have to put on reading glasses to get through the book? A small detail, but one that irked me throughout the book. Were they trying to save paper by using a tiny type?

Anyway, interesting stuff. From now on I'm paying no attention to rules on grammar or capitalization or for that matter, spelling. Thank you for the book that freed me up to write as I please.

This book would have gotten 4 stars if the font were bigger - one star subtracted for making me feel old.

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