The Word Snoop

The Word Snoop

Book - 2009
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A tour of the English language from the beginning of the alphabet in 4000 BC to modern text messaging and emoticons.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780803734067
Branch Call Number: J 420.9 DUBOS
Characteristics: 246 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Notes: "A wild and witty tour of the English language"--Cover
Previously published under title: The word spy, 2008


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bookgirlatDCL Oct 06, 2017

If you've ever wondered why the English language has so many silent letters, or why we spell the same words multiple ways, and you don't have the stamina to read a 500 page book on the subject then this is the book for you. Delightfully written to answer those nagging questions about our complicated language.

Apr 05, 2011

This is such an interesting explanation and history of the english language. I love it.


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