Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language

by Bill Bryson | Reference |
ISBN: 0141040084 Global Overview for this book
Registered by xtrdnry of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 1/26/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by xtrdnry from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Saturday, January 26, 2013
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson--the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent--brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.

Journal Entry 2 by xtrdnry at Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Saturday, January 26, 2013
An interesting book about the etymology of English, spelling reform and the origins of swearing.

Journal Entry 3 by xtrdnry at Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, February 24, 2013

Released 11 yrs ago (2/24/2013 UTC) at Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Sent to fellow book crosser.

Journal Entry 4 by 42again at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Thank you xtrdnry.
My daughter collected the parcel containing the book form the Post Office this afternoon.
I have put the book in my TBR pile.

Journal Entry 5 by 42again at Quillan, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Released 11 yrs ago (5/16/2013 UTC) at Quillan, Languedoc-Roussillon France

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Journal Entry 6 by anyanka78 at Geesthacht, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thank you very much for sending me this wishlist-book!

Journal Entry 7 by anyanka78 at Del Amo Shopping Center in Torrance, California USA on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Released 7 yrs ago (6/22/2016 UTC) at Del Amo Shopping Center in Torrance, California USA

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Will leave the book @Starbucks in the mall. Have fun!

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