Go Advanced Search
 

  Get this audio book:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Ammon Shea
This Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
This Publisher: Tantor Audio

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

by Ammon Shea


Video About This Audio Book



Title Details

Author
Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
7 Hrs.21 Min.
Share This

Description

English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the audiobook chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including decimate, hopefully, enormity, that vs. which, enervate vs. energize, bemuse vs. amuse, literally vs. figuratively, ain't, irregardless, socialist, OMG, and stupider. Lively, funny, and surprising, this is an audiobook that will settle arguments among word lovers-and it's sure to start a few, too.


People Who Liked Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation Also Liked These Free Titles:
  English as She is Wrote
by Anonymous

  Grammar-Land
by M.L. Nesbitt

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: August 2014
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: B101800
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download