Andrew Taylor – A Plum in Your Mouth
Salepage : Andrew Taylor – A Plum in Your Mouth
This book discusses numerous facts about us as a nation by examining our distinctions and snobberies, as well as the development of language and our behavior.
Did you know that Richard II’s court talked in broad Yorkshire? Why don’t we communicate like we did 40 years ago? Why is it said that speaking Queen’s English makes one richer, taller, and more attractive? A Plum in Your Mouth is a stunning examination of dialects and the volumes they say.
This is a book you cannot afford to miss, whether you are a Cockney Sparrow or a Scouser.
Do you ever get a “ell of a ‘eadache’? Are you a resident of a ‘lovely hice’? Do you consider the word ‘probably’ to have two syllables? You have an accent, no matter where you come from or how you sound, whether you like it or not. You can’t afford to ignore it any longer.
Sunday Times writer Andrew Taylor takes you through the history of British accents and how they evolved, explaining age-old issues like why grandparents will always disapprove of the way we talk and refuting misconceptions such that Glaswegian emerged due to poorly fitting artificial teeth.
From Liverpool to London, Glasgow to Galway, West End to East End, our accents reveal more about us than our football jerseys or business cards. It’s time to figure out what it’s saying.