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Ammon Shea is the author of two previous books on obscure words, Depraved English and Insulting English (written with Peter Novobatzky). He read his first dictionary, Merriam Webster’s Second International, ten years ago, and followed it up with the sequel, Webster’s Third International.
Books:Bad English, June 2014
The Phone Book, October 2010
Reading the OED, July 2008