Ammon Shea

author, 'Bad English'

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Consulting editor of American dictionaries at Oxford University Press and author of Bad English

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who correct other people’s grammar, and those who think that those people are jerks.

'Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation'

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who correct other people’s grammar, and those who think that those people are jerks.

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