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User Review  - jbennett - LibraryThing

David Crystal uses 100 words as a framework to illustrate how English has developed. I really enjoyed this and felt it addresssed some of the problems I had with his other book that I read 'Stories of English' that didn't really talk much about particular words. Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

This book was definitely worth writing and listening to. However, the chosen structure, 100 tiny little essays, makes the book unmemorable. Already I have no idea what the first word was or what its associated chapter was about. Read full review

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User Review  - rrainer - LibraryThing

I love reading about etymology and the evolution of the English language, so I was predisposed to enjoy this one. The only problem I had was that it didn't feel long enough and I keep wanting each ... Read full review

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

Using 100 words as examples, a linguist discusses and illustrates the many ways in which the English vocabulary has evolved. Not all of his examples are fit for family reading, however. Witness the verboten C word. Read full review

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User Review  - martensgirl - LibraryThing

A fascinating book to dip in to. I wish it was more detailed. Read full review

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User Review  - GeoffSC - LibraryThing

Excellent. Very readable and entertaining. Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

A fascinating and entertaining tour through the English language with a learned and witty guide. Read full review

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

A thoroughly enjoyable book with some fascinating word histories and a useful book to have read when chatting up philologists. Read full review

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

I love words and the origin of words and I loved this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Poyma - LibraryThing

Fun and interesting. Read full review


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