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A co-worker recommended this book to me, and I enjoyed reading it.
And not only is Mr. McWhorter's book THE MOST INFORMATIVE BOOK ON THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGAUGE but it's also a fun read, amusing and humorous.
Linguist John McWhorter in his latest work advances a very well argued contrarian view of the development of the English language.
This book reads like a tabloid about how our language got formed. It is most funPublished 1 month ago by Kathleen Ward
A book everyone who loves language should read. A really great job of explaining why English is so unique among the Worlds languages and why it will be the common language of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey F. Stuckey
I found this book to be both interesting and annoying. At times it was a 5-star read and at other times a 1-star read, at best. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. M. Wilder
This book might have started out as an interesting article in a scholarly magazine, but it's just too repetitious to warrant a book, even a short one.Published 2 months ago by Bob
I learn something, and laugh heartily for five months every time I read this. I studied Historical Linguistics in college, and I wish all of my text books were as fun to read as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by EB unker
Wanna know sumpin' about those words comin' outta your mouth? This book legitimizes the Bastard Tongue in all our heads.... A great read!Published 3 months ago by Coaster
Very impressive: powerful argument, powerfully made, but with humor and grace. A window on the origin of the English language's quirky simplicity and some of its other quirks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gordon G. Young
This was very interesting. I did expect a book about all the words that we have taken into English from other languages, but I'm glad that I got so much more than that. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Troy Blackford