Beyond Words: How language reveals the way we live now by John Humphrys

TAKING a slightly different approach to the English language, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme host John Humphrys delves less into how language evolves, and more about how language reflects on how we live our lives. From council jargon to the superlatives

TAKING a slightly different approach to the English language, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme host John Humphrys delves less into how language evolves, and more about how language reflects on how we live our lives. From council jargon to the superlatives of TV advertising companies Humphrys revels in dissecting the language of modern society and is exquisite in his exposition. He is an assured writer and his wit and tongue in cheek humour makes this an entertaining and informative read, without causing the reader to fall asleep every time he opens it up.

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