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Reading the OED One Man One Year 21 730 PagesE to says Ammon Shea on his Reading the MOBI #221 slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lovers Mount Everest the Oxford English Dictionary In chapters filled with sharp. For those who love the English language for its richness and sheer diversity of definitions this is potentially the next best thing to reading the OED yourself a compendium of obscure highlights from the great tomeJust don t expect much of a story The author pauses to reflect muse and meander freuently Nonetheless the highlights of Shea s book are the words and definitions themselves For the author has exhaustively scanned the great tome looking for words that define things which he d found particularly engrossing to himself That is to say Shea collects words a hobby which he describes as being largely useless That being so it wasn t uite so useless as he skilfully managed to develop his hobby into an enjoyable book for those who share his lexical passions Thus sharing his love of obscure definitions I repeatedly found myself delving back for samplings of cherished rarities from the lexical arcanumThus we find eg heterodogmatize to have an opinion different from the one generally held Once defined he then attempts a little humour which admittedly as Shea is no Ambrose Bierce falls flat on its face often than not Just because you are in proud possession of opinions which differ markedly from the majorityis no reason to start patting yourself of the back Usually it just means you are wrong Well boom boom to that That being said his occasionally awkward attempts at humour are entirely forgiveable insofar as he has produced a most commendable sampling of rare obscure words whose definitions are usually amusing enough in themselves without Shea s help to inject humour any furtherFor lovers of the English language who ve not had sufficient time to browse the OED s entirety this is a most worthwhile book Albeit please take my review with the caveat that many others would not warm to it as much as this reviewer did For this book is certainly not one for anyone who holds a casual indifference towards their mother tongue