{Pdf Kindle ePUB} The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way AUTHOR Bill Bryson

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Bryson tells the fascinating often uproarious story of an inadeuate second rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industrie. Non fiction Published in 1990 this book is already a little out of date In its first pages Bryson reports OED editor Robert Burchfield s theory that Ame

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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight Bill Bryson the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent brilliantly explores the remarkable history eccentricities resilie. The one thing that bothered me the most about this book was a huge error it had on swearwords in reference to my mother tongue Finnish p 210 Ch Swearing

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Nce and sheer fun of the English language From the first descent of the larynx into the throat why you can talk but your dog can't to the fine lost art of swearing. I gave this book 4 stars for an enjoyable reading experience But if I m being honest I m not entirely sure how accurate it is The idea of this being cre Pathfinder Chronicles into the throat why you can talk but your dog can't to the fine lost art of swearing. I gave this book 4 stars for an enjoyable reading experience But Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, if I m being honest I m not entirely sure how accurate Oil Painting it Putins Russia is The Seducida (Esclava victoriana, idea of this being cre


10 thoughts on “The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way

  1. says:

    I have to share my discontent with the world after keeping the words bottled up inside me for so longI bought this book about two or three years ago thinking it might be an entertaining read that might fill me in on some of the historical aspects of the English language I had already read A Short History Of Nearly Everything and knowing nothing about science thought it was a rather entertaining read even though I had

  2. says:

    The one thing that bothered me the most about this book was a huge error it had on swearwords in reference to my mother tongue Finnish p 210 Ch Swearing in my Penguin paperback “Some cultures don’t swear at all The Finns lacking the sort of words you need to describe your feelings when you stub your toe getting up to

  3. says:

    The Mother Tongue is the story of the evolution of the English language from its humble beginnings as a Germanic tongue to what it has evolved into over the centuriesSo Bill Bryson cheap euals insta buy for me apparently Too bad even Bill Bryson couldn't make this terribly entertainingI have a long history as the obscure facts guy at social gatherings at least I did when people still invited me to such things However even I had trouble st

  4. says:

    I gave this book 4 stars for an enjoyable reading experience But if I'm being honest I'm not entirely sure how accurate it is The idea of this being credible nonfiction came to a bit of screeching halt for me when Bryson described Pennsylvania Dutch as an English dialect He seems to have confused the broken English many

  5. says:

    I know exactly a little

  6. says:

    Ever since I learned to read English has been my favourite language I took to it like a duck takes to water at least I guess they take to it willingly and that baby ducks are not paddled until their feathers fly by Mamma Du

  7. says:

    Non fiction Published in 1990 this book is already a little out of date In its first pages Bryson reports OED editor Robert Burchfield's theory that American English and British English are drifting apart so rapidly that within two hundred years we won't be able to understand each other That was a theory made back when cell phones still reuired a battery the size of an unabridged dictionary long before the inte

  8. says:

    1★ DNFI thought this would be fun I love words and languages and have a passing interest in linguistics I started this with enthusiasm and was enjoying his breezy style until it occurred to me that a lot of what he was saying seemed to be anecdotal You know limited or no research Then I thought well it was written than

  9. says:

    What a hilarious fascinating and educational look at our wacky wonderful and WAY complicated language If English is your

  10. says:

    I teach English as a foreign language but other than that linguistics and language learning is just a hobby having said that I know enough Irish German Czech Russian and Spanish to know that the things he said about these languages are half truths or complete and utter codswallop For example claiming that the German prepositionsuffix auf is unusual among foreign words in that it has than one meaning anyone who has spent any time learning a

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