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The Prodigal Tongue by Lynne Murphy

The Prodigal Tongue

The Prodigal Tongue by Lynne Murphy
Apr 10, 2018 | 368 Pages
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“How did we get our knickers in such a twist? The British sneer at ‘creeping Americanisms’ that are neither creeping nor American. Meanwhile, their cousins in the US have an inferiority complex about their English and lust after those plummy British accents. Enter Lynne Murphy, a linguist who has a foot in each culture and a unique understanding of the Great Divide. The Prodigal Tongue is great fun—impeccably researched and outright funny at the same time (it should be required reading for Prince Charles, the quintessential sneerer). Murphy is one smart cookie, or should I say biscuit?” —Patricia T. O’Conner, author of Woe Is I and, with Stewart Kellerman, Origins of the Specious

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