Lost For Words: The Mangling and Manipulating of the English Language


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Log In Members Login. Keep me logged in on this computer. This title exposes the depths to which our use of the English language has sunk and offers many examples of the most common atrocities. The author also dispenses some sensible guidance and insists that language should be simple, clear and honest.

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Tselja Jun 16, I think John Humphrey has got it spot on. PIER50 Feb 13, You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. To my grandchildren, struggling to learn to speak, in the hope that English will be as important to them as it has been to me. Almost everything seems to carry a health warning these days. So just how mega is this then?

I'd be happy to see him working in any newsroom or government office today. References to this work on external resources. Wikipedia in English None. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. CD Audiobook 0 editions.

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