Pleasant Words & Ugly Books

English must be kept up. It rarely is. But what a splendid collection of offenses against it is in D.J. Enright's book of euphemism. Those who delight in the instructions for Japanese small appliances will here encounter the ultimate in linguistic self-destruction.

Ronald Berman

Ronald Berman is the author of several books, including Translating Modernism: Fitzgerald and HemingwayFitzgerald's Mentors: Edmund Wilson, H. L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy, and many others.

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