Fumblerules - Intrepid Linguist Author:William Safire When William Safire makes a mistake, it's a whopper. When he sets out to make fifty mistakes, it's a wickedly witty book about grammar, usage, and style. This opinionated New York Times curmudgeon, whose crotchety correctness makes for irresistible reading in his column "On Language," brings us his entire collection of world-class fumblerules (a... more » mistake that calls attention to the rule). He follows each fumblerule with a provocative essay about language, grammar and life... so even if you don't know your i before your e, you'll have great fun discovering what is ever-so-correct in this wonderfully wacky language of ours.« less
"A light hearted guide to grammar and good usage" describes this collection of "fumberules": mistakes that call attention to the rules. New York Times columnist, William Safire, known as a witty but opinionated stickler for correctness,gives us 140 pages of compelling instruction. Good companion to "Anguished English" by Richard Lederer.