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The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way

review The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. What a hilarious fascinating and educational look at our wacky wonderful and WAY complicated language If English is your mother tongue this book will amaze and amuse you with interesting tidbits about just how our language evolved into the wonder it is If you had to learn English as a second language and power to you then bless your heart for taking on the task You will read this book and say YES absolutely I always wondered etc Bill Bryson turns his sharp eyes to The Mother Tongue and takes us all on a fabulous journey through and overview of the intricacies of human language You will laugh smile and learn a few things while you re at it

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review The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB With dazzling wit and astonishing insight Bill Bryson the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent brilliantly explores the remarkable history eccentricities resilie. 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 sticking with this one at timesOld Bill is in fine form cracking wise and still being informative at every opportunity He didn t get much in the way of interesting material to work with in this caseThe book was not without its moments however I did enjoy the chapter on swearing as well as numerous tidbits or titbits as they were called in a less prudish era that peppered the other chapters Too bad the gems were scarce and some of the reading resembled the back breaking labor involved in miningWhile I found the book informative and mildly amusing at the end of the day it s still a book about the history of words Even one of the funnier travel writers alive can t make chicken salad from chicken feathers in this case 25 out of 5

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review The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 Duck to make them This was the cause of the eternal chagrin of my mother who being a staunch nationalist wanted me to prefer Hindi over English She recited to me a famous couplet in Malayalam which saidOther languages are merely nannies For man the native tongue is the motherI replied that in that case Malayalam is my mother and both Hindi and English are nannies And I just happened to prefer my English nanny over my native one She had no answer to thatWell I am glad I stuck to English over Hindi because this is one crazy nanny totally idiosyncratic and eccentric just like me And to tell you how eccentric who better than Bill BrysonIf you approach this book hoping for a scholarly analysis of the English language you are going to be sorely disappointed For that don t come to old Bill What he does is to throw out titbits or tidbits in the US as they the consider the former spelling risue so Bryson tells me of information some useful some useless some bizarre but all fascinating One thing you can be sure of you won t be disappointedThis book is a linguistic historical and geographical romp through English wherein Bill tackles such varied subjects as1 The origin and spread of English2 The evolution of words3 Pronunciation4 Spelling5 The varieties of English both inside the UK and outside6 Dictionaries and their producers7 Where names come from8 Profanity9 Wordplay and much There is not a single boring sentence You are guaranteed to be snickering throughout

  • Paperback
  • 270
  • The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 08 July 2020
  • 9780380715435

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