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The Resource Word by Word

Word by Word

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Word by Word
Title
Word by Word
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Subject
Summary
"We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don't want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets." With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of "OMG" was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper's own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America's foremost "irregardless" apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language
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Stamper, Kory
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Language Arts
  • Reference
  • Nonfiction
Label
Word by Word
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3f6b2eff-96b6-4361-8ea1-d1d60cd2aee8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101870952
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Word by Word
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3f6b2eff-96b6-4361-8ea1-d1d60cd2aee8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101870952
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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