By Michael Rosen
From minding your playstation and Qs to thinking about why X may still mark the spot, Alphabetical is a publication for everybody who loves phrases and language. no matter if it's how letters are prepared on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this ebook will switch how you take into consideration letters for ever.
How on the earth did we repair upon our twenty-six letters, what do they truly suggest, and the way did we come to put in writing them down within the first position? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable event during the background of the alphabet in twenty-six vibrant chapters, fizzing with own anecdotes and interesting evidence. beginning with the mysterious Phoenicians and the way sounds first got here to be written down, he races directly to convey how nonsense poems paintings, pins down the unusual tale of okay, lines our seven misplaced letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, between many many different issues.
His heroes of the alphabet variety from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the 2 scribes of Beowulf to rappers. every one bankruptcy takes on a unique topic - even if it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters absolutely leaps off the web page, even if it's the tale of his lifestyles instructed throughout the typewriters he's owned or a bankruptcy on jokes written in a string of gags and notice video games.
So when you ever questioned why Hawaiian in simple terms has a thirteen-letter alphabet, why X may still mark the spot or turned shorthand for Christmas or how precisely to jot down the sound of a wild raspberry, learn on . . .
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