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Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar mavens, and armchair linguists Paperback – October 17, 2001
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Her books include Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, and That's Amore (which is also a collection of words). The Secret Lives of Dresses is her first novel, and really, her first book where the words are arranged in something other than alphabetical order.
Erin lives in California south of San Francisco and spends her free time reading, sewing, blogging, roller-skating, and arguing about whether robots or zombies would win in a fight (lasers optional). She loves loud prints, quiet people, long books with happy endings, and McVitie's Milk Chocolate Hobnobs.
Top Customer Reviews
As I read through it I got really into it and was going to give a copy to my Dad for Father's Day. But then there was a whole article (really funny!) about new uses of the f-word and that's not really for parental units...my roommate said her parents loved it, though.
However, I liked this book so much that I googled the magazine Verbatim and subscribed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Verbatim" explores the intricacies of the English language. It is a collection of essays written by talented authors that discusses the words we use and what effect it may have in... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Cactus
God, I love this book! Where else are you going to find a fascinating exegesis of the use of slang in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a discussion of the specific nuances of language... Read morePublished on January 25, 2008 by David M. Giltinan