Bagels, Bumf, and Buses by Simon Horobin audiobook

Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language

By Simon Horobin
Read by Shaun Grindell

Tantor Audio 9780198832270
7.03 Hours 1
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Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the listener on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities—getting up, going to work, eating meals—have surprisingly fascinating histories.

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Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the listener on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities—getting up, going to work, eating meals—have surprisingly fascinating histories.

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Author Bio: Simon Horobin

Author Bio: Simon Horobin

Simon Horobin is professor of English language and literature at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Magdalen College. He has written extensively on the history, structure, and uses of the English language. He is the author of How English Became English and other books on the history of English and the language of Chaucer.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Language Study
Runtime: 7.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English