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Words on the Move

Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally)

Words on the Move( )
Author: McWhorter, John
ISBN:978-1-250-14378-5
Publication Date:Sep 2017
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.00
Book Description:

Language is always changing, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it's the use of literally to mean "figuratively," or the way young people use LOL or business jargon like What's the ask?--it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes.

But the truth is different and a lot less scary. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, John McWhorter shows that these shifts are common to all...
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