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I found this book to be very poor. The author seemed to have taken a collection of columns and simply thrown them in a "Andy Rooney" blender and had this be the result. Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by TiminPhoenix
I wanted to like this book more than I did, but I just found a lot of it to be, like, lame! Savan has some good points but she repeats herself so much, drowning every sentence in... Read morePublished on August 30, 2006 by Brian J. Oneill
Leslie Savan's new book on language gives you countless and sudden insights into the linguistic water in which we are all swimming almost all of the time. Read morePublished on December 18, 2005 by W. Rosenthal
If language is our window on the world, Savan's book is an economy size bottle of Windex. With wit and style, and oh-so-much substance, Savan illuminates the secret world of slang:... Read morePublished on November 12, 2005 by Allen St John
This book is must reading for high school teachers and students who need to relearn the English language from the bottom up.Published on November 3, 2005 by Helen
Think of this book as a key to getting a handle on one of the mysteries of contemporary culture and the fast changing use of slang and language.Published on October 22, 2005 by C. Paikert
I can see why right wingers are so afraid of this book: it undermines much of the basis for the language that they use and which perpetuates their kind of society. Read morePublished on October 17, 2005 by Richard Rogers