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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

My name is Karen. And I am a word nerd.

It's no surprise, therefore, that this book caught my attention. Not only is it interesting, it's also humorous. Author and blogger Kory Stamper works for Merriam-Webster as a lexicographer. As such, she digs into the world of word origins, usage, and the daily questions she faces due to the ever-changing nature of the English language. If you're like me and you like reading about words, you'll enjoy this book.



Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

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My name is Karen. And I am a word nerd.

It's no surprise, therefore, that this book caught my attention. Not only is it interesting, it's also humorous. Author and blogger Kory Stamper works for Merriam-Webster as a lexicographer. As such, she digs into the world of word origins, usage, and the daily questions she faces due to the ever-changing nature of the English language. If you're like me and you like reading about words, you'll enjoy this book.

Posted by Karen Trout at 10/27/2017 11:49:40 AM