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  • Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation | Ammon Shea

    Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ammon Shea
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the audiobook chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including decimate, hopefully, enormity, that vs. which, enervate vs. energize, bemuse vs. amuse, literally vs. figuratively, ain't, irregardless, socialist, OMG, and stupider.

    Marsha L. Woerner says: "Turns your knowledge of English upside down"
  • Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages | Ammon Shea

    Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Ammon Shea
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Ammon Shea shares his year inside the Oxford English Dictionary, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word, and revealing the most obscure, hilarious, and wonderful gems he discovers along the way.

    William says: "The best recorded book I never finished"
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