The (dis) pleasure of language

In a book review in Sunday’s New York Times humorist P. J. O’Rourke gives a very unhumorous review of Leslie Savan’s Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in your life, the media, business, politics, and like, whatever (Knopf). Basically, his argument is that Savin’s approach takes the pleasure out of language—an interesting perspective.

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