Altered English: Surprising Meanings of Familiar Words

Altered English: Surprising Meanings of Familiar Words

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2002
ISBN
0764920197
ISBN13
9780764920196
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Over the Centuries, innumerable English words have drifted from their original purposes and acquired vastly diferent meanings -- some subtle and others not so. This process is a continuous one, as can be seen in today's word "bad, " whose meaning is now its own opposite: "great." As another example ...more

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