Not a slang dictionary but a collection of words about which there is considerable controversy on usage or pronunciation;...

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HARPER'S DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY USAGE

Not a slang dictionary but a collection of words about which there is considerable controversy on usage or pronunciation; the arbiters (sometimes at odds with one another) are 136 writers, editors, and public speakers known for ""using the English language carefully and effectively""--from Art Buchwald and Jean Stafford to Walter Kerr and Eugene McCarthy. Useful and amusing, and dedicated to flexibility rather than permissiveness. A lively, lighthearted dictionary supplement, excellent for home and classroom.

Pub Date: Oct. 29, 1975

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Publisher: Harper & Row

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1975