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  • Paperback
  • 270
  • The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 23 February 2017
  • 9780380715435
The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way

Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Bill Bryson The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free With dazzling wit and astonishing insight Bill Bryson the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent brilliantly explores the remarkable history eccentricities resilie The one thing that bothered me the most about this book was a huge error it had on swearwords in reference to my mother tongue Finnish p 210 Ch Swearing in my Penguin paperback Some cultures don t swear at all The Finns lacking the sort of words you need to describe your feelings when you stub your toe getting up to answer a phone at 200 am rather oddly adopted the word ravintolassa It means in the restaurant I mean what the hell We Finns have probably the world s most colourful collection of swearwords Someone pulled old Bill s leg and did it properly too That casts doubt on all he has written really And nobody says ravintolassa unless they do in fact mean in the restaurant

Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Bill Bryson

Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Bill Bryson The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nce 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 I gave this book 4 stars for an enjoyable reading experience But if I m being honest I m not entirely sure how accurate it is The idea of this being credible nonfiction came to a bit of screeching halt for me when Bryson described Pennsylvania Dutch as an English dialect He seems to have confused the broken English many older Amish and Mennonite speak expressions like make open the door with the separate language of Pennsylvania Dutch which is a variant of GermanIt was a fun book And as someone who has never been able to spell I finally feel the vindication But I wouldn t stake much on this book s accuracy

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Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Bill Bryson The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bryson tells the fascinating often uproarious story of an inadeuate second rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industrie What a hilarious fascinating and educational look at our wacky wonderful and WAY complicated language If English is your mother tongue this book will amaze and amuse you with interesting tidbits about just how our language evolved into the wonder it is If you had to learn English as a second language and power to you then bless your heart for taking on the task You will read this book and say YES absolutely I always wondered etc Bill Bryson turns his sharp eyes to The Mother Tongue and takes us all on a fabulous journey through and overview of the intricacies of human language You will laugh smile and learn a few things while you re at it