(The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal


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    Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ David Crystal David Crystal ✓ 4 Read (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal I'm on a linguistics kick at the moment They make very pleasant audiobooks not to mention that it is extremely difficult to write about The Great Vowel Shift and convey it's meaning in print This book is fairly light I enjoyed it partly because of the narrator the author who has a North Wales accent I'm from South WalesUnlike the first book of this linguistics kick I read The Secret Life of Words English Wor

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    (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal I thought hello let's use the 100 words to review this wee book sort of like the well known sentence “the uick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” which uses all the letters in the alphabet It seemed mega doable it could be so cute but it very uickly it became a royal pain in the arse I dilly dallied I couldn’t get going I stared out my window for inspiration There were no UFOs again I read the blurb on a shiny new paperba

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    (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal Although parts of David Crystal’s The Story of English in 100 Words have definitely been fun and entertainingly enjoyable personally and on an entirely academic and intellectual level I for one just do not really think that these one hundred selected and chosen by the author English vocabulary words could ever even remotely tell the actual and full linguistic history of English And yes indeed I would in fact say the exact same

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    characters The Story of English in 100 Words (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal David Crystal ✓ 4 Read Entertaining and light history of the English language in a listicle format Crystal states upfront that these are his choice of 100 words not THE 100 words and I liked his open approach throughout the book He isn't stodgy and dogmatic he enjoys the evolution of the language and doesn't denigrate textspeak instead showing that these shifts have happened dozens of times over the centuries He moves through the book chronologically working thro

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    (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal I definitely now know a lot of stuff that no one would want to hear in typical conversation

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    characters The Story of English in 100 Words David Crystal ✓ 4 Read (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal Enjoyable little book about the history of the English language and all of its many sources An incredibly informative work for those who enjoy reading about the origin of words and all those crazy little stories that have turned our language into what it is todayAs an added bonus you suddenly have an infinite supply of little factoids to throw out about the history of various parts of Englishthese may count as spoilers

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    (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal I wonder whether it was the format of the book that didn't uite gel with me but whilst I found the beginning uite interesting with words such as and or loaf I eventually tired of this sheer endless word listing Perhaps this kind of approach is better suited to 'reading'I also find Crystal's insistence on talking about and in fact using the word netspeak strange but I'm willing to give him the benefit of doubt since it may actual

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    (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal David Crystal ✓ 4 Read characters The Story of English in 100 Words I generally don't like list books there's no through path to entertain but this one was pretty great because it was organized historically so there was a subtle development through line And funny I was suspicious though; I didn't have as much confidence as I should that a foremost scholar of English was telling

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    Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ David Crystal David Crystal ✓ 4 Read characters The Story of English in 100 Words I found this book highly entertaining curiosity satisfying full of surprises clever and kind Exactly how I order my reading Sending it directly to my shelve of favorites and ordering one book will be my third of David Crystal from my local library Too bad there is no books of his in audio format there it takes me forever to go through a paper one

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    Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ David Crystal (The Story of English in 100 Words) PDF READ ã David Crystal David Crystal ✓ 4 Read OK it was a bit of a system shock after reading The Etymologicon A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language to read a similar book with no comedy mileage but once you get over that this book is

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Although parts of David Crystal s The Story of English in 100 Words have definitely been fun and entertainingly enjoyable personally and on an entirely academic and intellectual level I for one just do not really think that these one hundred selected and chosen by the author English vocabulary words could ever even remotely tell the hundred selected and chosen by the author English vocabulary words could ever even remotely "Tell The And Full Linguistic History Of English And Yes " the and full linguistic history of English And es I would in fact say the exact same regarding any and all languages period as in my opinion there is much to language history than simply or mostly vocabulary and well that a list of one hundred words could tell the entire history of a language I do find that claim and assertion rather simplistic at best and even a trifle ridiculous Therefore and truly while The Story of English in 100 Words has without a doubt and certainly been an interesting enough way to spend a few hours and I do appreciate that David Crystal has kept his writing style comparatively simple and generally devoid of linguistic jargon ultimately for me The Story of English in 100 Words has been rather disappointing and actually not really linguistically rigorous and academic enough has been too much on the surface and lacking in depth with neither enough linguistics nor with sufficient etymological details on the selected 100 words on their genesis and eually why they have been chosen by David Crystal above other words why he thinks these 100 vocabulary offerings supposedly tell the linguistic history of the English language Three than a bit grudging stars for The Story of English in 100 Words but Cruel Fae (The Dark Fae yes now lowered down to but two stars as I do indeed consider it rather majorly problematic and even somewhat arrogant that instead of a bibliographic list of works cited and consulted there is but a list of David Crystal s own linguistic tomes offered at the back of The Story of English in 100 Words Enjoyable little book about the history of the English language and all of its many sources An incredibly informative work for those who enjoy reading about the origin of words and all those crazy little stories that have turned our language into what it is todayAs an added bonusou suddenly have an infinite supply of little factoids to throw out about the history of various parts of Englishthese may count as spoilers In legal contracts there are very commonly phrases with two words that mean the same thing like fit and proper or will and testament or cease and desist or null and void This was due to a transition eight hundred ears ago when lawyers in England started switching from Latin or French to English in their contracts Unsure if the Latin or French word meant the exact same as the English counterpart and unwilling to leave it up to a court they just used both words and we have ever since You often hear about all of those collection words that are often humorous a gaggle of geese a muster of peacocks a sentence of judges It turns out that most of these were probably invented by the prioress of the Sopwell nunnery in the late 15th century and were included in The

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of St Albans one of first printed English books Often times when there are multiple words in English that mean the same thing or nearly so it s because they originated from different sources So we have ask Germanic uestion French interrogate Latin Fire Germanic Flame French Conflagration Latin There are many examples of such triplets and generally any differences in meaning were introduced later well after the words were standard English Sometimes it s not the words that come from different languages but the spelling Music has been spelled over forty different ways in the last six hundred ears from musie and musycue and moosic to mewsycke and misic and mwsick not really sure how to even pronounce that last one If all this weren t complicated enough in the 16th and 17th century the English obsession with Greek and Roman times led to the Latinization of many common older words Ever wonder why there s a b in Debt It was spelled det or dett until this happened Same with the b in Subtle the l in Fault and the p in Receipt among plenty Isn t English fun I found this book highly entertaining curiosity satisfying full of surprises clever and kind Exactly how I order my reading Sending it directly to my shelve of favorites and ordering one book will be my third of David Crystal from my local library Too bad there is no books of his in audio format there it takes me forever to go through a paper one I thought hello let s use the 100 words to review this wee book sort. Britain’s leading linguistics expert David Crystal reads his own eye–opening and highly entertaining tour of the English language through the agesIn this uniue new history of the world’s most ubiuitous language linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that ,
The Story of English in 100 WordsOf like the well known sentence the uick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog which uses all the letters in the alphabet It seemed mega doable it could be so cute but it very uickly it became a royal pain in the arse I dilly dallied I couldn t get going I stared out my window for inspiration There were no UFOs again I read the blurb on a shiny new paperback and thumbed through the ever boring Sherwood Gazette For the purposes of this review it would be handy if there was a bone house on my street but ou don t get those in residential areas Or an ink horn on my desk But no I threw away my last ink horn in 1921 And there are very few skunks in Nottingham all except for the ou skunks in Nottingham all except for the Je mourrai pas gibier you So I got fed up with the whole idea and started a Sudoku riddle I got the munchies even though it was past brunch and hours until lunch I thought I d phone for a take away That would be dinkum better than a trek to Tescos Now what could I have hmm loin of pork with caramelised potato Egg fuung Escalope of brock Medallion of muggle But I remembered I had no money on me so I just had a vanilla Il est temps d'agir (IC.ESSAIS) yogurt and a cup of tea I needed to chillax ugh what a word no I didn t this whole stupid review idea was a lot of fopdoodle how for instance was I going to shoehorn a merry bridegroom with an undeaf bodgery in his pocket in without descending into bloody ridiculous contrivance I was trying to keep it real and not have the thing sound like a page out of a Murakami novel I lost interest in the whole thing which may I say did not make me disinterested the terminal confusion between UNinterest and DISinterest gets my shibboleth and all that jazz OK that just makes me another fool trying to prevent the necessary change which English goes through all the time Grammar morphs Americanisms and dialect insinuate and the speech craft of the crazy kids in those webzine doobries whose neologisms edit polite speech on a daily basis show that evolution of language ain t stopping for me nor anyone else even though some things set my teeth on edge like those nasty PC linguistic contortions they try to foist upon us We owe a debt to the entire gaggle of past rule disregarders Willie Shakespeare being a major dude in this regard I switched the tv on idly channel hopping The music channel was some veejay schmoozing a garage band called The Strine Mipelas they were terrible The SF Movie channel was offering The Matrix Species and I Robot I d seen them all Over on the news channel a dame in a taffeta skirt what do I know gave me the information that another banker had been given a billion dollar bonus instead of a jail sentence I note the top three top three executives at Barclays resigned in the past five days can bankers reps sink any lower Whenou listen to these creeps Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland you just get a riddle wrapped in the doublespeak of a wicked dragsman They thought Nixon and his little Watergate pals were the nadir of Western corruption at the time but this latest crew if the law ever does catch up with them they ll all claim they have early onset Alzheimer s and they ll skate Doou think some people are born with unslakeable claim they have early onset Alzheimer s and they ll skate Do La Muette you think some people are born with unslakeable in their DNA Seems to me that life used to be a lot pleasanter back in those olden days a swain would ride a roe over a lea to see his valentine uaff some mead and never have to worry about being unfriended in the Twittersphere Their chattels were few their hearts correspondingly lighter They didn t know a killer app from a loaf of bread and to them cherry picking meant picking cherries lol And try explaining the concept of having to bagonise to a swain ohou haven t heard of that either It s a made up word which won a competition on a radio show organised by David Crystal it refers to those anxious moments when Vie des douze Csars (Intgrale) Sutone you re waiting forour luggage at the airport carousel uite cute but no one will actually say I had to bagonise for 45 minutes then finally saw my holdall and thought Gotcha A bit silly reallyEnough of this blathering I love this geeky book and I think EnochDialogues avec dieu et les anges you will too there are a lakhsworth of fascinating factlets on every page David Crystal s elevator certainly goes to the top of his high rise ifou get my drift I was thinking that they d have to invent another ology just for this sort of book but they already did etymology Anyway it was grand I definitely now know a lot of stuff that no one would want to hear in typical conversation I generally don t like list books there s no through path to entertain but this one was pretty great because it was organized historically so there was a subtle development. Est illustrate the huge variety of sources influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century 'roe' in case ou are wonderingFeaturing Latinate and Celtic words weasel words and ,

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didn t have as much as I should that a foremost scholar of English was telling me the truth Not after Edison invented the telephone when Alexander Graham Bell was a kind of linguist in his own right I m on a linguistics kick at the moment They make very pleasant audiobooks not to mention that it is extremely difficult to write about The Great Vowel Shift and convey it s meaning in print This book is fairly light I enjoyed it partly because of the narrator the author who has a North Wales accent I m from South WalesUnlike the first book of this Linguistics Kick I Read The kick I read The Life of Words English Words and Their Origins by Prof Anne Curzan who said she blushed when saying cock in a lecture even though it had two meanings David Crystal is uite happy to discuss the word cunt without resorting to Curzan s c word There was a lane in London called by the apparently not uncommon name Gropecunt Lane A road freuented by prostitutes These lanes have now been renamed Grope Lane The village I grew up in had only two roads one of them was called Cowshit Lane the cows passed up there from the meadows to the farm which had been there since medieval times Now the fields and farm have gone and there are houses and a school it is called Cowshed Lane How disappointingThis book doesn t have the weight of Prof Seth Lerer s The History of the English Language nor uite the entertainment value of the wonderful Prof John McWhorter s Language A to Z which despite being a Great Course could pass as intellectual stand up comedy Nevertheless this book was very enjoyable and interestingNow on to something a bit heavier Proto Indo European roots maybe Entertaining and light history of the English language in a listicle format Crystal states upfront that these are his choice of 100 words not THE 100 words and I liked his open approach throughout the book He isn t stodgy and dogmatic he enjoys the evolution of the language and doesn t denigrate textspeak instead showing that these shifts have happened dozens of times over the centuries He moves through the book chronologically working through Old English to modern slang He makes a special point to show the geographical variations of English including British his birthplace Australian American South African and even includes pidgin English his words not sure if this is the technical term clearly stating that many of these languages are evolving so much that there is a case for English as a family of languages This is surely the case of English in the Caribbean unfortunately he didn t cover any words from these regions although it is so rich with examples of English varieties I d love to read a book on that Alas he limited himself in 100 words so I know that there was so much he could have said It was a fun book and one I would recommend to language lovers and trivia buffs there are some great stories here I wonder whether it was the format of the book that didn t uite gel with me but whilst I found the beginning uite interesting with words such as and or loaf I eventually tired of this sheer endless word listing Perhaps this kind of approach is better suited to reading I also find Crystal s insistence on talking about and in fact using the word netspeak strange but I m willing to give him the benefit of doubt since it may actually get used in the UK I ve certainly never heard anyone speak of netspeak including linguists in Australia and es I m aware of Crystal s book Language and the internet I read it Building Performance Analysis years agoOverall it s a mildly entertaining albeit personal as Crystal readily admits collection of words illuminating the history of the English language Some items were fascinating OK it was a bit of a system shock after reading The Etymologicon A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language to read a similar book with no comedy mileage but onceou get over that this book is as cleverly planned and incredibly informative The author has taken a series of words each of which represents a development in the English language such as the introduction of words from a particular source through ways of manipulating existing words to create others and the word melding which modern business and the Internet have produced There are surprises along the way I always saw gaol as less English than jail for example and as with the Etymologicon ou won t absorb everything in one reading The easy going style means it won t be a problem dipping into it again so that s not really a problem. Once–words ancient words 'loaf' to cutting edge 'twittersphere' and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue 'and' 'what' to the fanciful 'fopdoodle' Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude the obscure and the downright surprisi. ,