The Mother Tongue

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I’ve been on a bit of a reading binge lately, and I just finished a Bill Bryson book written back in 1990 called The Mother Tongue. It is about the English language, and I’ve been looking for precisely this kind of book for years.

If you’re interested in language – – be it spelling, where it came from, puns, crossword puzzles, dialects, or swearing – – you’ll love this book. I took this snapshot of the table of contents to give you a taste of what’s inside.