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Simon Horobin takes the listener on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities have surprisingly fascinating histories.

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Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the listener on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities—getting up, going to work, eating meals—have surprisingly fascinating histories.

Bagels, Bumf, and Buses

A Day in the Life of the English Language

Author Simon Horobin

Narrated by Shaun Grindell

Publication date Apr 14, 2020

Running time 7 hrs 1 min

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