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Mother Tongue: Popular Penguins



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Author: Bryson, Bill
ISBN: 9780141037462
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2008
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 181mm x 114mm x 18mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Bill Bryson’s Mother Tongue is a hymn to the English language. In examining how a second-rate, mongrel tongue came to be the undisputed language of the globe. Bryson explores English from America to Australia and looks at, among other things, swearing, spelling, spoonerisms and Scrabble. No self-respecting English speaker should open his mouth without reading it.