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Ammon Shea, Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:30 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $10 with advance registration; $15 at the door

The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language “mistakes,” including “hopefully” and “literally” vs. “figuratively,” and how they came to be accepted as correct—or not. Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. 

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