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I love this book so much that I decided to buy it after reading a copy from the library. The write opens your eyes to how the English language came about and by doing so reveals... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Caldwell
With some digressions, the entire history of English to the early twenty-first century is given. I admit, I'm an information sponge! Nice to know why 'legalese' developed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ragnar
Getting to know you
Getting to feel free and easy
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Getting to know what to say
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As a college languages major and retired English teacher, I found The Secret Life of Words very, very enjoyable.Published 17 months ago by DeeDee
Hitchings has written a solid, scholarly book. It's very informative, but not a light, casual read. A good source of authoritative information.Published 22 months ago by Mae Newman
Wonderful educational and enjoyable. This is the third copy I bought. Can't go wrong as a gift. One of the best books of the yearPublished 23 months ago by E. Hasson
This book is fantastic. Whenever people would see me reading it they would say things like, "Oh, you must be very smart" or "My the book you're reading looks... Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by JD
How anyone could take a book about the history of the English language and make it as boring as this is beyond me. This is worse than any textbook I ever read in college. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Scout