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The Story of English in 100 Words (edition 2012)

by David Crystal

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Title:The Story of English in 100 Words
Authors:David Crystal
Info:St. Martin's Press (2012), Hardcover, 288 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Words, Linguistics, Etymology, Languages

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The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal



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A fascinating and entertaining tour through the English language with a learned and witty guide. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
A thoroughly enjoyable book with some fascinating word histories and a useful book to have read when chatting up philologists. ( )
  Lukerik | May 17, 2015 |
Another fantastic book from David Crystal. You do learn about the history of the language, and the origins of the words are often suprising. ( )
  PhilipKinsella | Jan 30, 2015 |
Quite interesting survey of word origins, well presented. Makes a good bogread. Now there's a word ... ( )
  sloopjonb | May 24, 2014 |
This book was definitely worth writing and listening to. However, the chosen structure, 100 tiny little essays, makes the book unmemorable. Already I have no idea what the first word was or what its associated chapter was about. ( )
  themulhern | Sep 30, 2013 |
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A distinguished English-language expert demonstrates how the history of English vernacular is reflected in 100 words with sources in key influences and events, from "roe" and "loaf" to "fopdoodle" and "twittersphere."

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