Origins of the Specious [Audiobook] download free by Patricia T O'Conner

Origins of the Specious Audiobook download free by Patricia T O'Conner
  • Listen audiobook: Origins of the Specious
  • Author: Patricia T O'Conner
  • Release date: 2010/7/20
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780812978100
  • Rating: 7.65 of 10
  • Votes: 808
  • Review by: Angelyn Carnahan
  • Review rating: 7.99 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/26
  • Duration: 3H21M44S in 256 kbps (53.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-08
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AAC, MP3, MPEG4, WMA, WAV, FLAC (compression ARJ, RAR, ZIP, 7-ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 266
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M31S (5.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Do you cringe when a talking head pronounces 'niche' as NITCH? Do you get bent out of shape when your teenager begins a sentence with 'and'? Do you think British spellings are more 'civilised' than the American versions? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're myth-informed. In Origins of the Specious, word mavens Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman reveal why some of grammar's best-known 'rules' aren't-and never were-rules at all. This playfully witty, rigorously researched book sets the record straight about bogus word origins, politically correct fictions, phony français, fake acronyms, and more. Here are some shockers: 'They' was once commonly used for both singular and plural, much the way 'you' is today. And an eighteenth-century female grammarian, of all people, is largely responsible for the all-purpose 'he.' From the Queen's English to street slang, this eye-opening romp will be the toast of grammarphiles and the salvation of grammarphobes. Take our word for it.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Usage & Grammar Guides, Language: Reference & General, Linguistics, Historical & Comparative Linguistics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.59 USD
  • Dimensions: 131x200x16mm
  • Weight: 258g
  • Printed by: TIMES BOOKS
  • Published in: Westminster, United States

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