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Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words
  • Priscilla Finley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Document Type
Book Review
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Travel writer and humorist Bryson has revised, adapted, and updated his style guide, first published in 1984 in Britain as Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words and in the US as Facts on File Dictionary of Troublesome Words, to appeal to contemporary American book buyers. Presenting itself as a "compilation of suggestions, observations, and treasured prejudices," the work compiles and comments on commonly misspelled words and proper nouns and other conundrums of usage scrupulous writers or copy editors may face.
  • Books — Reviews; Composition (Language arts); Creative writing; Reference books
Citation Information
Priscilla Finley. "Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words" Choice Vol. 40 Iss. 6 (2003) p. 1
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