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"We think alike on language, only Lane Greene knows more."—Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods
"Its breadth of coverage, and its intelligent and informed commentary, mean that it has much to offer anyone interested in the study of human languages... What unites Mr Greene's roles as language pundit and editor is a passion for language in all its variety and complexity, making for a lively and fascinating read."—Simon Horobin, independent review in The Economist
"Erudite and ebullient...a brisk, informative look at the complexities of human communication."—Kirkus Reviews
"This slim and accessible treatise is rich with keen insights about the politics, pleasures, and possibilities of language. Recommended for linguaphiles and anyone looking for rhetorical ammunition against the grammar snobs in their life."—Booklist
"Lane Greene is a superb commentator on language & linguistics."—Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct
"Lane Greene has succeeded in penning a book on language that will answer absolutely any question anyone in 2018 has about language, where it was and where it's going. Of course, if you want to know about some specific word, then you'll have to consult a dictionary -- but Talk on the Wild Side will even help you do a better job of that!"— John McWhorter