David Crystal shows how our feelings about pronunciation today have their origins in the way our Victorian predecessors thought about the subject, as revealed in the pages of the satirical magazine, 'Punch'. Richly illustrated, this is a fascinating and highly entertaining insight into our ongoing amusement and prejudice at how we speak.
The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orchestrated by chance. Your TV tells you that the universe had a beginning. This book considers familiar features of the world we know and shows how they can be used to explain profound truths about the ultimate nature of reality.