Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 November 2021

240 Pages | 150 illustrations


ISBN: 9780197539408

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Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme—And Other Oddities of the English Language

Arika Okrent and Illustrated by Sean O'Neill

  • Answers questions people really have about English, like "Why are there so many ways to say -gh?" and "Why is there an 'r' in Mrs.?"
  • Explores the many quirks of English and how they are connected to the history of the language
  • Explains a wealth of language concepts in an accessible, entertaining way, illustrated by humorous cartoons