The Story of Ain#x27;t America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published

David Skinner – The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
Published: 2012-10-09 | ISBN: 0062027468, 0062027492 | EPUB + MOBI | 368 pages | 3 MB

The Story of Ain’t by David Skinner is the captivating true chronicle of the creation of Merriam Webster’s Third New International Dictionary in 1961, the most controversial dictionary ever published. Skinner’s surprising and engaging, erudite and witty account will enthrall fans of Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman and The Meaning of Everything, and The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs, as it explores a culture in transition and the brilliant, colorful individuals behind it. The Story of Ain’t is a smart, often outrageous, and altogether remarkable tale of how egos, infighting, and controversy shaped one of America’s most authoritative language texts, sparking a furious language debate that the late, great author David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) once called “the Fort Sumter of the Usage Wars.”

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