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Journeys in English by Bill Bryson
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Mar 26, 2012

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Read on March 25, 2012

Loved listening to this. It is the soundtrack of a radio series that Bill Bryson did some years ago. 6 half hour episodes on how English originated, how words were added to the language, how it contains many more words that most modern languages, how accents and dialects work etc. One of the interesting segments was on how people 'play' with words in English, with Crosswords, anagrams, palindromes etc. A lot of these word games don't exist in other languages as they are not rich enough in vocabulary to support these ideas.

Very fun listening.

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