Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages Ammon Shea

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Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages by Ammon Shea
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An obsessive word lover’s account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as “the Super Size Me of lexicography.”“I’m reading the OED so you don’t have to,” says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover’sMoreAn obsessive word lover’s account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as “the Super Size Me of lexicography.”“I’m reading the OED so you don’t have to,” says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover’s Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary.

In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian’s keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word.



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