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Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reprint edition (July 2, 2008)
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An obsessive observe lover's account of interpreting the total Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as "the large dimension Me of lexicography.""I'm examining the OED so that you wouldn't have to," says Ammon Shea on his just a little masochistic trip to scale the be aware lover's Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary. In 26 chapters jam-packed with sharp wit, sheer pride, and a documentarian's willing eye, Shea stocks his yr contained in the OED, providing a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of interpreting each observe.