Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A good reference for writers or those who love the English language

Hello, I just got this book on the English language. It has many interesting references in it and will surely be helpful for writing; especially since I love to write historical work. If a word seems too modern for the setting of my story, I'll look it up. It's divided into sections such as "In Use by 1600."

Here's an example from the book: "One could blab by 1400, blabber by 1470, and be a blab by 1350." Huh, I would have guessed these terms to be newer. I'm going to have fun learning with this book because I love language. :)

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