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Crazy about Words Joe MC Kay

Crazy about Words

Joe MC Kay

Published December 9th 2013
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Kindle Edition
114 pages
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 About the Book 

Insightful and humorous, these short essays cover the waterfront of topics for readers who find the English language fascinating: Words lost and gained, the “Dictionary Wars,” Redundancy, Greek debt, Ink Horn terms, Mondegreens, Words as madeleines,MoreInsightful and humorous, these short essays cover the waterfront of topics for readers who find the English language fascinating: Words lost and gained, the “Dictionary Wars,” Redundancy, Greek debt, Ink Horn terms, Mondegreens, Words as madeleines, Silent Knights, and 4-letter words, are but a few examples. The author uses poetry, literature, and notable quotes to illustrate. He urges readers not to commit “lexicide” but to help keep words alive by using them, and to invent their own words when necessary.