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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English

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ISBN-10: 1592403956
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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham (October 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592403956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592403950
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 158 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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