The summary of Words on the Move ? Why English Won?t ? and Can?t ? Sit Still (Like, Literally) presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of Words on the Move is a condensed journey through the history of the English language, beginning with its Anglo-Saxon roots and progressing all the way up to its current status as the global lingua franca. This entertaining look at language by John McWhorter debunks a good number of myths along the way while providing numerous enlightening insights into the development of words and the meanings they convey. He argues that emoticons and the new use of “like” are not a threat to our language, but quite the opposite ? they are the latest chapters in a story of endless evolution of the language. “Like” is also a new way to express agreement. Words on the Move summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book Words on the Move by John McWhorter.
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