The Story of English in 100 Words

The Story of English in 100 Words

David Crystal


In this unique historical past world's such a lot ubiquitous language, linguistics professional David Crystal attracts on 100 phrases that top illustrate the large number of resources, impacts and occasions that experience helped to form our vernacular because the notice "roe" used to be written down at the bone ankle of a roe deer within the 5th century. that includes historical phrases (‘loaf'), state of the art phrases that replicate our international (‘twittersphere'), fundamental phrases that form our tongue ("and", "what"), and extra fanciful phrases ("fopdoodle"), David Crystal takes readers on a journey of the winding byways of our language through the impolite, the vague, and the downright surprising.

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