Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (by - guess who - Bill Bryson)

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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (by - guess who - Bill Bryson)

Post by Berale » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:51 pm

If you've ever wondered if broccoli has a double c or a double l, what country Tanzania used to be (answer: not one country but two), or whether that word you're thinking of ends in -able or -ible, this is the book for you.

And now and again you get a bit of the Bryson humour thrown in, e.g. under the entry "frisson":
'A slight frisson went through the nation yesterday' (The Times). There is no other kind of frisson than a slight one."
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