Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors by Bill Bryson

I love Bill Bryson. And he’s from my home state: Iowa! He has a unique and wonderful writing style. His book Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors is a useful guide to many problems encountered by writers and editors of English texts.

What’s the difference between “immanent” and “imminent”? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the former name of “Moldova”? What is the difference between a cardinal number and an ordinal number? One of the English language’s most skilled writers answers these and many other questions, covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases. This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language.

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