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More information than I care to read. Parts are fun and interesting but too much is boring and excessive.Published 24 months ago by P. Wilson
Alphabet Juice by Roy Blount, jr. is a romp. Blount has brought together etymology, humor and erudition in his investigation into words and they wayward journeys in the English... Read morePublished on August 13, 2014 by MICHAEL O.
This was such a FUN book! It's also unlike any other book out there--part dictionary, part etymological treatise, and part grammar & usage guide woven through with fun anecdotes... Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Emily Ann Meyer
Roy Blount is clever and chatty, and has surely done his homework. If you're looking for narrative about word origins and their connections to other words and ideas, this is... Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by Julie Reynolds-Otrugman
When I was last home for Christmas, my mother pretty much shoved this book into my hands and said, "You have to read this. Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by Chris Gladis
Blount is obviously a clever writer. Nevertheless, this is a book that too often either tiredly trumpets his political leanings or rambles autobiographically to the point of... Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by WCF Reviewer
I make a hobby of reading books on language and linguistics, and this is one of the 3 worst books on the subject I have read. Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by RDucky
I must have at least a half dozen books on language, with titles like The Word Museum, Words and Phrases Origins, Word Play and Words at Play. Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by L. Pearl