The 100 Words That Make The English

The 100 Words That Make The English

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

Englishness is an ancient and powerful concept, but no one seems sure exactly what it means in the twenty-first century. In exploring our national identity, Tony Thorne has compiled a fascinating compendium of the hundred words and phrases that have become the cornerstones of modern English, and have been used - sometimes deliberately, but often inadvertently - to stake out our common ground, to define what makes us essentially English, and thus different from those beastly foreigners who lurk just off our shores.(From a 1959 song by South African a#39;Paddy Robertsa#39;, nom de plume of John Godfrey Owen) On 31 December 1875, ... way those dates more or less delimit the popularity of said suet pudding, along with spotted dick, plum duff, dumplings andanbsp;...

Title:The 100 Words That Make The English
Author:Tony Thorne
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-06-02


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming