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Re: The Underground Grammarian

Richard Mitchell also wrote several exquisite books on the abuse of language, especially in academe.
The Graves of Academe was, I believe, his first book, published in 1976. It’s now available in paperback.
First published in 1979, his Less than Words Can Say has also been reprinted in paperback. The Leaning Tower of Babel first published in 1984 is available in paperback as well.
All three books are simultaneously entertaining and devastating to those who have been wrecking the language.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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