Review: A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi by Chloe Rhodes

A Certain Je Ne Sais QuoiTitle: A Certain “Je Ne Sais Quoi”: The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English

Author: Chloe Rhodes

Pages: 177 Pages

The Blurb

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi is an accessible and entertaining treasury of information that ‘connoisseurs’ (French) of the English language will love!

The Review

Ok. So technically this isn’t a book set in France. I was misled by the title and my crazy inability to read a blurb but oh well.

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi was actually really interesting. It is about the origin of words and the history behind them. As an English graduate and a really big word geek (that is a geek for words, not just really big words – yes, that was a hanging modifier) I found this rather fascinating.

If, like me, you love words then this is a simple and funny book – a light-hearted read which is made all the more fun by the accompanying illustrations.

A Certain “Je Ne Sais Quoi”: The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English by Chloe Rhodes is available now.

3 Stars

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