The Word Detective : A Life in Words: From Serendipity to Selfie
by John Simpson
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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The language is still changingNo one knows where he’s going, but the best future-cast way is to look back.John Simpson animates for us a tradition of research and publishing, showing us both the lexicography technique necessary to understand a word, and the attention of poetry necessary to construct its definition.He has difficulty both with the idea that dictionaries are not definitive, and with the idea that the language is collapsing.With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and a inclination to challenge the status quo, John Simpson brings colourful characters to life at the OED and the English language.He splices his stories with playful and clever diversions in the history and origin of words such as “kangaroo”,”hot dog”,”cheekbones”,”bicycle”, do not ignore these swearing words often classified as “Anglo-Saxons”.The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, the word “people”, history lovers, students and parents.
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