Saul H. Rosenthal
All the French You Use Without Knowing It: The Stories of Some Fascinating Words
This book isn’t anything you have to memorize. As Catherine Ostrower, who teaches French at Wesleyan and was proofreading the book, wrote to the author:
“THIS BOOK IS JUST SO MUCH FUN TO READ!”
It gives you the fascinating stories of English words that came from French, often words you would never have dreamt were French (like important, relay, stereotype, surrender, stranger, similar, and delicious). It tells you how these words evolved, how they arrived in English, and how they changed once in English. Think of these fascinating stories as a little treat for when you just feel like reading something interesting.