Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Reading is FUNdamental

"Made in America" by Bill Bryson is an informative and also entertaining book about the growth of American English. It's a cool read if you're into linguism and American history and it's got a chock full of fun trivia you can dish out at a cocktail party.

The book begins with the Mayflower and sheds light on many inaccuracies we've been taught all our lives (at least what I've been taught in the public schools while growing up). It then goes into the creation of this nation, and continues along the timeline covering many of America's epochs up until the early 1990's (the book was published in 1994).

Thursday, June 12, 2008