How Happy Became Homosexual: And Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts

How Happy Became Homosexual: And Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts

by Howard Richler

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ISBN-13: 9781553802310
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
Publication date: 05/24/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 751 KB

About the Author

Howard Richler is a longtime logophile who has served as a language columnist for several newspapers and magazines. He is the author of seven books on language including: The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes (1995), Take My Words: A Wordaholic’s Guide to the English Language (1996), A Bawdy Language: How a Second-Rate Language Slept Its Way to the Top (1999), Global Mother Tongue: The Eight Flavours of English (2006), Can I Have a Word with You? (2007), Strange Bedfellows: The Private Lives of Words (2010), and most recently How Happy Became Homosexual: and Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts (2013). Richler resides in Montreal with his partner Carol and his wheaten terrier Molly, fascinated by the changes in both official languages.

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