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Quality


My own experience with the experts hasn’t always been so.

Positive Review

My wife, however, was probably less thrilled with the passages i read to her after she asked what i was chortling about.

Neutral Review

Her talent with the english language makes this book entirely engaging and you learn a few new words besides!

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


(the publishers tell me that's because i don’t have a marketing platform.

Neutral Review

Nor are they the rulebook of lingual chess.

Neutral Review
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    english.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 512 reviews as of our last analysis date on Mar 20 2021.
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This was a gift for a serious reader and he loved it!


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A fascinating read, i'd never considered before what goes into making a dictionary.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Stamper writes eloquently about her experiences and the beauty and quirks of the english language.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Heard this being read on chapter a day on wisconsin public radio and i was hooked to buy it.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    So bringing this back to my current musings: news articles using such strong emotional connotation words is a good sign of fake news.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Besides the obvious quotation, there seem few reasons for a news piece (rather than an op ed) to include adjectives, such as measly, that display the emotion of the writer so starkly.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    They could say that the slice of pie was small (because compared to average pie it is), or they could list the weight or height or length of the pie like an awesome technical reporter, or they could interview 10 people and find that 8 described the pie as some sort of variant of measly, and put it in quotes obviously referring to these people pie called measly by onlookers.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Many lexicographers see their job as describing how a word is used, not telling the public how to use it.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Here’s the inside story of how our language gets pinned down by definition even as it rapidly transforms itself into something else.

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