I usually don’t do book reviews on this blog. But this book was such a shocker that I thought I would pass it on. If you had told me a month ago that I would read a laugh-out-loud book about how lexicographers write dictionaries, I might have used the word “bonkers”. But here it is. I really did laugh out loud at this book.
Kory Stamper takes on the “peevers” who won’t let go of the nit-picking (incorrect) rules that they learned as children. She explains why the words “ain’t” and “irregardless” are, indeed, words and are therefore in the dictionary. Her excellent use of the language makes the book entertaining.
Anyway, give it a look.
Um. Is that correct English?