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The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal
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May 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: other-nonfiction
Read from May 12 to 18, 2012

This is an interesting selection of words, in more or less chronological order of when they first appeared. And the discussion of each word includes other related words. The biggest surprise for me was that "doable" entered the language in the mid-1400s. I would have guessed that it was a fairly recent word. There are many other pleasant surprises.

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