Have you ever wondered about English and why it is the way it is? Why we spell “colonel” but say “kərnl”? The Mother Tongue – English and How It Got that Way brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and fun of the English language. A must-read for anyone curious to know the fascinating story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants from a small island off the coast of Europe that developed into one of the world’s largest growth industries.
P.S. I told you! Bill Bryson is a fantastic writer, offering us many gems about the English language.Buy on Amazon