The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary -- A Memoir.

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Simpson, the former chief editor of the OED, shares a memoir of that job that revolves around how words come into being and disappear, how culture and technology shape language, and the limitations of words. Just for fun, he investigates individual words. And we get some great behind-the-scenes knowledge of the workings of the OED, its history and ever-changing complexity. Jacket has some shelf wear. Basic Books/ Perseus. 2016. Hb, Dj. NEW. $8.00
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