About the Author

Howard Richler

Howard Richler is a long-time logophile who has served as a language columnist for several newspapers and magazines. He is the author of seven previous books on language, including The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes (1995), Take My Words:A Wordaholic’s Guide to the English Language (1996), A Bawdy Language: How a Second-Rate Language Slept its Way to the Top (1999), Global Mother Tongue: The Eight Flavours of English (2006), Can I Have a Word with You (2007), Strange Bedfellows: The Private Lives of Words (2010), How Happy Became Homosexual: And Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts (2013), and most recently, Wordplay: Arranged and Deranged Wit. Richler resides in Montreal with his partner Carol, where he struggles to be fluent not only in French but in the many flavours of the English language.You can check out his language musings and daily word puzzles on Facebook at facebook.com/howard.richler and on Twitter @howardrichler, or visit his wordnerd blog at howarderichler.blogspot.com.

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Can I Have a Word with You?

Can I Have a Word with You?

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Global Mother Tongue

Global Mother Tongue

The Eight Flavours of English
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How Happy Became Homosexual

How Happy Became Homosexual

And Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts
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Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

The Private Lives of Words
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Take My Words

Take My Words

A Wordaholic's Guide to the English Language
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Wordplay

Wordplay

Arranged & Deranged Wit
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