The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published

The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published

by David Skinner

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ISBN-13: 9780062027467
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Pages: 349
Sales rank: 1,144,353
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Skinner is a writer and editor living in Alexandria, Virginia. He writes about language, culture, and his life as a husband, father, and suburbanite. He has been a staff editor at the Weekly Standard, for which he still writes, and an editor of Doublethink magazine. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New Atlantis, Slate, the Washington Times, the American Spectator, and many other publications. Skinner is the editor of Humanities magazine, which is published by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is on the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary.

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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having heard about the book on NPR, and being interested in the language, I nevertheless found this pretty tedious. Most of the controversy revolves around structural linguistics, and I could never muster much interest for or against it. Condensed to a 30-page New Yorker article, this might hold the reader's interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago