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Say What?: The Weird and Mysterious Journey of the English Language More Than A Million Words, Weird Spellings, Words That Are Spelled The Same But Pronounced Differently Or Vice Versa Where On Earth Did The English Language Come From The Answer Is That English Isn T Just The Speech Of One Nation It S The Memory Of Thousands Of Years Of History It Tracks The Places People Came From, The Places They Went, The Adventures They Had, The Friends And Enemies They Made, The Battles They Won And LostAs English Changed And Grew, It Became A Jumble Of Sounds, Words, And Rules From Countless Languages And Nations And It S Still Changing And Growing Every Day More Than Seventy Percent Of All English Words Were Born Someplace Other Than England That S Why English Can Be So Confusing And Inconsistent And That S Why English Is The Richest, Most International, And Most Versatile Language In The World This Innovative Book Takes Us On A Journey Through Time To Unravel And Demystify The Story Of English Word Games, Intriguing Facts, And Tricky Quizzes Add An Element Of Fun While Enriching Readers Knowledge And Understanding From The Trade Paperback Edition


About the Author: Gena K. Gorrell

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10 thoughts on “Say What?: The Weird and Mysterious Journey of the English Language

  1. says:

    A short little taste of the history of English, geared toward younger audiences Luckily it didn t get too condescending or corny This would be a perfect supplement to an elementary or middle grade English class It s just enough to whet your appetite and give you a taste of the rich history and etymology that lay be


  2. says:

    While evidently written for younger readers or at least, younger than myself , I found this book full of fun facts Did you know that Denim began as cloth de N mes cloth from N mes, a town in France That the emergency message mayday comes from French m aidez meaning help me The word nickname was originally an ekename eke m


  3. says:

    I was looking for a book that would provide a brief history of the English language This fit the need perfectly a quick, high level overview of how American English came to be what it is today The many examples help to see and hear how and why language has morphed over the centuries For those looking for ain depth history, The P


  4. says:

    I was hoping forlinguistics and etymologies along with the historical background of the spread of the English language, maybe ain depth look at how this language evolved Still, all in all, this was an interesting read.


  5. says:

    Reviewed by Mary Anne CreeI always look forward to a new book by Gena Gorrell She writes beautiful prose and is thorough and careful in her research With her latest book Say What she takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of the English language It is serious and scholarly in its approach but it also takes a lighter look at som


  6. says:

    Well I am not a history buff, so this was a very hard book for me to get through I had to re read a lot of sentences, because it was not interesting to me The English language is very complex, so for a reader that wants to know about its origination, then this would be a perfect read Our language has come from a lot of backgrounds even religion has


  7. says:

    Should have given up on this book when the introduction referred to the English language as the most versatile in the world.Did give up on it when Gorrell made a joke I just couldn t let go about the endless case endings in Latin and how it s no wonder no one speaks it any If you need me to explain why this is such a bad joke here it is 1 Latin managed to


  8. says:

    Very good It is easy to understand and interesting, filled with fun facts and quotes from people such as William Shakespeare and Geoffrey Chaucer It is also a lesson in the history of Britain how invaders and immigrants shaped the lives of the British people and how they influenced other people around the world Although some statements are basedon opinion than fa


  9. says:

    Reads a bit like a textbook, complete with exercises at the ends of chapters Some interesting facts, butan overview of the history of England with some word origins thrown in I could see this being used in a classroom for a quick reference or fill in activities, but not the most enthralling read.


  10. says:

    Interesting book, if you have this particularly nerdy side to you Doesn t get too deep, which is good for me, since my linguistics classes were living nightmares in college Also, helps on the snob factor with interesting tidbits.


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