Saturday, July 19, 2008

By Hook or By Crook

Linguist David Crystal travels back roads of southern England in search of the origins of various idioms. As a narrative, it meanders more than a Welsh highway. Still, for those interested in how our language works and came to be, there's some neat stuff in here. Crystal is a writer of charming curiousity, though his academic sense of humor can be a touch cloying.


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