It was a quick read and it held my interest from start to finish. It contained so many beautiful and surprising facts about the English language that I just couldn’t put them all in one article. The book was really good and had me wondering why I never heard of such amazing random facts before.
Some of the examples given were such a close shave from reality as the American English version of “The Hole In The Wall.” I had no idea what this meant when I first read the word “hole” and totally forgot about it until I saw a reference to it in this book. Another example given was how some people pronounce words in American English that actually sounds quite strange in the British version of “The Ice Cream Sandwich.” I found that very surprising and really liked this fact. Some of these examples even surprised me with how closely they mirrored the truth.
The Book Is Chock Full Of Interesting Examples
These amazing random facts about the English language made my day! They made it seem like every word in our language has an interesting trivia behind it that I hadn’t even considered before. The book is chock full of interesting examples, facts, and other fun things to read about. The layout of the book is attractive and easy to navigate. There are even tables with the various examples in them for you to examine and learn from.
The fact that it’s an easy to read book made me want to read it right away. It’s a really quick read, too. I finished reading the book in about forty minutes, and then I went to do some research on some of the examples given in the book. What a great way to learn!
A Bibliography Or Index
The one thing I thought the book lacked was some kind of a bibliography or index. Other than that, the book is an amazing random fact book full of some surprisingly common and interesting facts about the English language. I enjoyed reading about such things as the spelling of names, interesting examples of occupations (like “policeman” or “politician,” “dog groomer” vs. “dairy farmer”), and so on. One interesting fact was that “poo” is derived from the word puddle. That’s just plain interesting.
I found myself thinking as I read about some of the more common words that don’t have meanings in most languages. For instance, the word chair is used in the United States but in Great Britain it’s referred to something flat and rectangular. The interesting thing is that this word doesn’t have any equivalent in either country, as well as anywhere else in the world.
Great Britain Pronounce Words
In addition, the book contains an amazing random fact that I had never thought about before. It refers to the fact that English speakers in Great Britain pronounce words the same way as American speakers do in conversations. Somehow, by changing the letter “a” to an “l” the sounds of many common words have changed for the better.
Overall, this book is a quick read with some interesting insights and lots of great examples. As someone who enjoys challenging myself with new ways to communicate, it is very encouraging to see how much can be learned by looking at random facts.
In particular, I like the idea that it can help those of us trying to learn a new language to sound and speak like native speakers. And it’s especially practical information for those who speak only a single language. By using a combination of listening, speaking, and understanding, anyone can become a fluent speaker in just a few weeks.