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Like, Literally, Dude by Valerie Fridland
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Apr 18, 2023 | ISBN 9780593298329

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“Valerie Fridland is your smart, funny friend who knows everything you ever wondered about language.  With a parade of revelations in each chapter, she will have you texting your friends with mind-blowing tidbits. I loved it!”—Mignon Fogarty, author of New York Times bestseller Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Like, Literally, Dude is that rare gem that combines authoritative scholarship with engaging readability. Through a series of stories on the historical origins and social uses of an array of ‘annoying’ language features, Fridland shows us how even the newest features stem from long, honorable traditions and actually serve to enrich the English language.”—Natalie Schilling, Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and creator of The Great Courses’s English in America: A Linguistic History

“Did you know that it was women who started saying ‘I’ve got to’ more than ‘must,” or that the ‘-in’ in words like “singin'” isn’t short for ‘-ing’ but for something else in Old English now long gone? Like, Literally, Dude will give you the lowdown on that as well as the words in its title. Endless wisdom.”—John McWhorter, author of Nine Nasty Words and host of the podcast Lexicon Valley

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