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Mother Tongue : English and How It Got That Way - 90 edition

Mother Tongue : English and How It Got That Way (ISBN10: 0380715430; ISBN13: 9780380715435)
ISBN13: 978-0380715435
ISBN10: 0380715430

Clever, insightful, often hilarious, The Mother Tongue is an engaging jaunt through the quirks and byways of the world's most important -- and baffling -- of languages. Readers will learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways; why four has a u in it but forty does not; why Noah Webster was a liar, a cheat, and a plagiarist; and other fascinating facts about our mother tongue.

Edition/Copyright: 90
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Avon Books
Year Published: 1990
International: No

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