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Global Wording: The Fascinating Story of the Evolution of English Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged

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ISBN-13: 978-1427203304 ISBN-10: 142720330X Edition: Unabridged

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Praise for the podictionary podcast:

“The highest value per minute.”
 —Steve Eley, Escape Pod
“One of the coolest podcasts out there.”
 —Dave Shepherd, The Word Nerds

About the Author

CHARLES HODGSON is the author of Carnal Knowledge—A Navel Gazer’s
Dictionary of Anatomy, Etymology, and Trivia published by St. Martin’s Press. He also writes, hosts and produces Podictionary—the podcast for word lovers. Charles is an Electrical Engineer by training, an entrepreneur and marketer by experience, and a word lover by habit. Since 2002 he has indulged his love for words and their fascinating histories by dedicating all his working time to this passion. As a result his podcast Podictionary has accumulated hundreds of entertaining episodes that have attracted approximately 4.5 million downloads from faithful listeners. Writing for Podictionary, he has amassed more than 160,000 words of text in addition to the 70,000 written for Carnal Knowledge.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (May 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142720330X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427203304
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 5.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,908,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charles has a checkered history: engineering, whitewater canoeing, space hardware, skate-skiing, military electronics, environmentalism, dot-com management, writer and logophile.

It's his long time love of words (that's what logophile means) that led
him to become an author and also to create podictionary - the podcast for word lovers.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason Buberel on July 3, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've been a long time fan/listener to Mr. Hodgson's podcast. In this short listen, he gives a quick overview of the history of the English language. Without getting bogged down in the details, you'll come away with an understanding of when and where it started and the major contributors to its evolution. Worth the quick listen (less than 2 hours).
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