A funny and fact-filled look at our astoundingly inconsistent written language, from Shakespeare to spell-check.St. Petersburg TimesDavid Wolman explores seven hundred years of trial, error, and reform that have made the history of English spelling a jumbled and fascinating mess. In Righting the Mother Tongue, the author of A Left-Hand Turn Around the World brings us the tangled story of English Spelling, from Olde English to email. Utterly captivating, deliciously edifying, and extremely witty, Righting the Mother Tongue is a treat for the language lovera book that belongs in every personal library, right next to Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, and the works of Bill Bryson and Simon Winchester.
Righting the Mother Tongue
From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling