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Horrible Words

is the title of Rebecca Gowers’s new book, subtitled “A Guide to the Misuse of English”. It is coming out this Thursday, but for those of you who can’t wait, read all about it in The Guardian Online. (With thanks to … Continue reading

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Plain Words + ABC of Plain Words = Complete Plain Words

When in Cambridge, we always visit the Amnesty Bookshop in Mill Road, a treasure house of second-hand books. And I was lucky again today: I stumbled upon the two books that together came to be published as Sir Ernest Gowers’s The … Continue reading

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Dunglish: How English should a text be?

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This will be one of the topics discussed at the SENSE panel discussion ‘Varieties of English: How prescriptive should we be?’ on 27 January (see under News for more information). One of the panel members will be Joy Burrough-Boenisch, the author of the … Continue reading

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