“An absolute delight: I wish I’d written
it myself! The range of applications in new contexts is second to none. " – David Crystal, author of the Stories of English, How Language Works, and many more books on language.
“A light-hearted and informative treasure trove. ” – Alison Wray, Professor of Language and Communication, Cardiff University, UK
“Smart, funny and crammed full of fascinating facts. The perfect book for word nerds everywhere.” – Gavin Extence, author of "The Universe versus Alex Woods"
“The inherent charm of the English
language’s near-countless set pieces is forensically – but affectionately –
laid bare.” – Adam Hurrey, author of "Football Clichés".
“A rich dive into the wheres,
whys, and hows of
linguistics memes.” – Lynne Murphy, author of "The Prodigal Tongue" and Professor of Linguistics, University of Sussex, UK.