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Fascinating - nearly excellent,
This review is from: The Adventure Of English (Paperback)
The evolution of our language is a fascinating story, well told by Melvyn Bragg.
My only very slight complaint is that it's obviously a book aimed at adults, and the squeamish ***ing of swear-words struck me as inappropriate. They're a part of our language like any other and their history deserves to be told without mollycoddling the reader.
(I don't like it when people complain about 'bad language' when it's used appropriately and in context, and I think it's the duty of the rest of us to complain when certain words are shied away from unnecessarily.)
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2008 23:02:47 BDT
It gets on my ****ing ***s aswell
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2009 15:56:16 GMT
K. J. Wright says:
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- Was all I got from Amazon for trying to agree after a colourful fashion; looks like we're in the minority...
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