Literally, the Best Language Book Ever

Literally, the Best Language Book Ever

by Paul Yeager

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ISBN-13: 9780399534232
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 425,557
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Yeager is the managing editor of Accuweather.com and a freelance writer. As a child, he was annoyed when reading, writing, and arithmetic were referred to as the “Three R’s,” and he hasn’t changed a bit over the years. He lives in Altoona, PA.

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Literally, the Best Language Book Ever 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
C.Vick on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Literally, the most pedantic language screed ever. Should have been funny, instead was oddly picky. It's one thing to joke about misuse of words like literally (a long-standing pet peeve of mine), but quite another to pick on perfectly valid English-language expressions that simply annoy the author.I'll continue to say, "like a needle in a haystack," whenever I want to, thanks. It is what it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Dena Whitehead More than 1 year ago
Almost cute, would be worth purchase if free. Please note, author uses dicionary from 1950's and makes many references to "Seinfeld" in an attempt to be hip. I love a good grammar book that is also fun. This is just a sad man's rant on popular culture.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent since it makes you think about all of the words and phrases that we use every day, and it does so in a very entertaining way. The book is funny and smart!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't understand how this book was even published. It read like a person ranting on their blog, and the main voice of the story hates virtually half of the modern language that doesn't even include slang. It starts off great by listing words such as 'irregardless' and other words that are self contradictory, which was entertaining and educational, but then it moves on to dis words and phrases such as 'curiouser and curiouser' which was a phrase made by an author mimicking a 7 year old girl in the late 1800s. Everyone who uses it is quoting a FAMOUS AUTHOR. The more I read this book the angrier I got at the ignorance behind some of the things it was discrediting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up Paul Yeager's new book the other day and I have to say I am quite impressed. Paul's sense of humor and his entertaining description of common language and grammar mistakes makes this book a pleasure to read. This would be a perfect gift for a new college grad, your favorite 'word nerd' or anyone who enjoys witty banter. I suggest you go out and buy this book as soon as possible!
Matthew Dreher More than 1 year ago
The most awesomely epic book ever.