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  • Not only fascinating but extremely funny

    Angus Deayton
  • The sort of linguistics I like, anecdotal, full of revelations, and with not one dull paragraph

    Ruth Rendell, Sunday Times
  • A gold mine of language-anecdote, information, curiosity. A suprise on every page... enthralling

  • Delightful, amusing and provoking... A joyful celebration of our wonderful language, which is packed with curiosities and enlightenment on every page

    Sunday Express
  • A delightful survey - though with its good humour, wealth of anecdote, and boyish enthusiasm, "romp" would be a better word.

    David Crystal

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