3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A thoroughly interesting read,
This review is from: Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language (Paperback)
As the author explains early on, this is a great book for dipping into. It's filled with a broad array of short chapters that focus on different rules, regulations and other curiosities of what I now believe to be the most ambigous modern language.
This is a book that opens eyes to the peculiarities of English and helps us to better understand how we convey meaning in the words that we produce. Never again will I be caught saying,
"but that's not a real word!".
It would definately be of interest to anyone who's keen to dig a little deeper into both the development of English and it's contemporary use.
It's written in a very informal style, originally having been designed as a series of radio programs. This makes it easy to read in short burst; perhaps ideally suited to someone of a reduced attention span.
A wonderfully informative read that benefits from not being battered through in one sitting.
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