Here Bryson tells a comparative (hi)story of the USA and American English by anectodes. He covers so many topics, from the Pilgrim Fathers to the movies, from placenames to sports, and how each of them contributed (not necessarily new) words to the English language. Both very interesting and funny!...Continua
This book let you learn a lot of useful and unuseful things and words about history of USA and theirs language. Bryson is not a boring teacher and fills history with a lot of anecdotes and a lot of false commonplaces. We learned plenty of inaccurate legends by movies or novels, and this book unravels them. A right way to learn something in a funny way....Continua
This is a book for those of you who are interested in reading how American English has developed.