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  • Published: 31 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141040394
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 242
  • RRP: $24.99

Troublesome Words




With Troublesome Words, bestselling writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling.

What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure?With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years. So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.%%%What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure?

With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years.

So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.

  • Published: 31 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141040394
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 242
  • RRP: $24.99

Praise for Troublesome Words

Combines the virtues of a first-class work of reference with the pleasure of a good read

The Times

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