The mother tongue: English and how it got that way

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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.
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subject_facetElectronic books
English language -- History
HUMOR / Form Essays
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
Language and languages
title_displayThe mother tongue : English & how it got that way
title_fullThe Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way
The Mother Tongue English and How it Got that Way
The mother tongue : English & how it got that way / Bill Bryson
The mother tongue : English and how it got that way [electronic resource] / Bill Bryson
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Essays
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Humor (Nonfiction)
Language Arts
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