This month, I'll concentrate my posts on "The Story of English," a book by Robert McCrum, William Cran and Robert MacNeil published by Viking and Elizabeth Sifton Books in 1986 to coincide with a PBS television series of the same name.
(There are two parts of why I love books -- they last longer than video formats and don't depend on reruns.)
We'll look at "Speaking of English," "The Mother Tongue," "The Guid Scots Tongue" (of course), "Pioneers! O Pioneers!" "The New Englishes" and "Next Year's Words."
There -- now it won't be next year by the time I'm back!
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