The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published


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It takes true brilliance to lift the arid tellings of lexicographic fussing into the readable realm of the thriller and the bodice-ripper .David Skinner has done precisely this, taking a fine story and honing it to popular perfection. Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman The Story of Ain t by David Skinner is the captivating true chronicle of the creation of Merriam Webster s Third New International Dictionary in 1961, the most controversial dictionary ever published. Skinner s ...

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