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    DescriptionWhat is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure? With "Troublesome Words", journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years. So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.


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    Title
    Troublesome Words
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141040394
    ISBN 10: 0141040394
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.2
    BIC subject category V2: CBD, CBG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BISAC V2.8: LAN006000
    DC22: 423.1
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: LAN021000
    Thema V1.0: CBD, CBG
    Illustrations note
    bibliog , glossary
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and won the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize. His latest book is Shakespeare: The World as a Stage.
    Review quote
    'Combines the virtues of a first class work of reference with the pleasure of a good read' The Times