Troublesome Words

3rd Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure?

With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years.

So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141040394
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: 3rd Edition
DEWEY: 428
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 241
Weight: 182g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 17mm