I’m a big fan of language. That’s one of the reasons I found Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan adorable. Josie, the highly intelligent main character, finds comfort in words and the concrete meanings they hold.
“The single greatest word, of all languages in the world, is teepee. It comes from Siousx. I could be born into a family of French-speaking goat herders in the Swiss Alps and still know immediately what a teepee is the moment I hear the word. No confusion. Perfect clarity. It is the epitome of lingual greatness.
If only every language were as clear as Sioux.”
Another detail I loved about this book is the way Josie connected everything to math. Now that one’s quite foreign to me. Numbers already drive me insane so thinking about how she played~ with these amused me.
If you haven’t read this book, I recommend it if you want a light read! The funny, sarcastic and cute moments in this book will lift your spirits up!
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