• "'McWhorter relishes the world of pidgins, Creoles, dialects and slang... His enthusiasm is infectious'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'A frisky observer of the linguistic scene'"

    Keith Waterhouse in the Daily Mail
  • "'The breathless tour of linguistic oddities from around the globe has its own empirical delight... McWhorter is a kind of linguistic David Attenborough... The fascination is in his detail, the sheer case-by-case weirdness of languages'"