HARPER'S DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY USAGE by William & Mary Morris

HARPER'S DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY USAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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. 29th, 1975
Publisher: Harper & Row