WORDS FAIL ME. , “Phaidon“, HB
This lively and informative new title was originally inspired by the author’s...
|Дата на получаване||3.11.2006 г.|
|ID на книга||22414635|
This lively and informative new title was originally inspired by the author’s Italian mother and her struggles with the vagaries of the English language. Over the years the author has tried to correct her attempts and explain why the word she has chosen is incorrect, only to be baffled herself by the lack of logic within those explanations. English is full of contradictions and peculiarities (not counting such dull grammatical inconsistencies as ‘i before e except after c’, which are really no fun at all) and hoodwinks us into believing one thing while meaning something quite different. In English, all is not what it seems and with this book the author has brought these illogical oddities to the fore.