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Globish by Robert McCrum
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May 03, 2011

really liked it
Read from May 03 to June 02, 2011

The subtitle pretty much sums up the book. Through brief (and not-so-brief) historical segments, examination of current world events, and the comments of various language scholars, McCrum explains how a tiny, backwater, bastard language has become the default language of global trade and technnology. I like my "narrative non-fiction" a bit more on the humorous side (a la Mary Roach) so I found "Globish" a little dry at times, but its subject matter was always interesting. Language nerds, get reading.
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