I was impressed and entertained until I reached Bryson's ideas on Australian words and useages. Have to wonder who or what he consulted as it was all incorrect and misleading. That made me question how correct he is about other languages and words. I had intended to buy his other books but won't now do so as he seems far from a genuine authority and I do like the truth! Shame!
An enjoyable trip through our not-so-common language, exploring not only its history and origins, but also the variations found in other countries. To use a known and well-used mangling of it, I found this book unputdownable. 😆 I even learned a few things about the language I grew up with!