Words on the Move

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

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  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 1627794735
  • Rating : 4/5 from 12 reviews
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Words on the Move

Words on the Move
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “

Words on the Move

Words on the Move
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “

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  • Author : Rachel Ida Buff
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release : 04 August 2020
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A clear and concise A to Z of keywords that echo our current human rights crisis As millions are forced to leave their nations of origin due to political, economic, and environmental peril, rising racism and xenophobia has led to increasingly harsh policies. A mass-mediated political circus obscures both histories of migration and longstanding definitions of words for people on the move, fomenting widespread linguistic confusion. Under this circus tent, there is no regard for history, legal advocacy, or jurisprudence.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 04 March 2010
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 26 November 2019
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 October 2009
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  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 28 April 2015
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An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he

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  • Author : Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin
  • Publisher : Norge Forge Press
  • Release : 01 October 2013
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Tyler's family has moved him once more. This time they have moved him to a very strange place where he learns there is a fine line in between strange and wonderful. What would you think if you saw an elephant and a rhino walk down your street?

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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release : 01 June 2012
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Intrepid adventurer and explorer Allan Quatermain can't turn away from a challenge, especially if an injustice has been perpetrated. In this tale of a hunting trip that goes horribly awry, Quatermain has met his match, joining forces with an African warrior princess who is dead-set on revenge.

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  • Author : John Simpson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 25 October 2016
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Can you drink a glass of balderdash? What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions -- and a great many more -- can be found in the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language. And there is no better guide to the dictionary's many wonderments than the former chief

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  • Author : John Galsworthy
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 02 December 2019
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"Saint's Progress" by John Galsworthy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality

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  • Author : Pfiffikus
  • Publisher : Pfiffikus
  • Release : 06 August 2016
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Teaching a child to tell time is quite challenging. How can you put into words a good explanation as to why numerals are to be read in many ways? When introducing the concept, start with the use of an analog clock because it gives the concept of change through the moving hands. This educational book is perfect for little learners. Grab a copy tod

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  • Author : Alisa Mullen
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 05 May 2014
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Lizzie O'Malley is back with a purpose in life. Still flighty and unpredictable, she knows that loving and losing Teagan Gallagher has changed her life forever. As she navigates her new life in Boston as a full time working mother, she promises herself she will never fall in love again. But can she keep that promise after meeting Nick Sawyer, the gorgeous Texan who has fallen for her? Follow Lizzie to Ireland where she struggles with tragedy and rediscovers herself

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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 05 December 2016
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