Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ascent of the A-Word by Geoffrey Nunberg

I am a devoted fan of John McIntyre of The Baltimore Sun.

Anyone who loves words and word play and a good slap up the grammar noggin will too.

His review of Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years (Perseus/Public Affairs) by Geoffrey Nunberg, the learned and urbane linguist,  ends with  "I encourage you to look closely at his insightful and witty book, which tells us a great deal about who we are by looking at the way we talk to one another." (italics mine)

You bet I'm buying a copy!


Sara said...

What an awesome review! Thoroughly enjoyed it - thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

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John McIntyre said...

You are too kind.