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"The best word book to come down the pike in many a moon. There are "Eureka!" moments in every chapter. An ingenious idea, and only David Crystal could have pulled it off. He's a marvel (but then we knew that already)."--Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman, authors of "Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language", and bloggers at Grammarphobia.com

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David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. In 1995, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the English language. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (26 March 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 125002420X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250024206
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2 x 18.3 cm
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