The OED contains 175,000 words in common usage - yet just 3,000 cover 95% of everyday speech and print. In this book are elegant and archaic words, discussions of malapropisms and solecisms, words whose meaning has changed over time and words whose meaning often lies contrary to their common usage (and abusage). Each entry contains outlines of word origins, examples in context and a wealth of word-related trivia, all of which will encourage you to flaunt your prolixity without flouting the rules.
  • Author: Piercy, Joseph
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 22/03/2018
  • ISBN: 9781782438915
  • B-Code: B034482
  • Pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm