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Man's First Word

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About this book

Telford a finicky lexicologist and his bird butler Earnest take a journey to Morocco to discover the origin of language. Along the way, they introduce readers to a variety of theories of how we learned to speak. Ultimately, they discover man's first word only to discover it is the butt of a joke. (Fun fact: A number of silent screen stars make their appearance in the book as well as Lynn and Carl's son Max, whose name is hidden in the illustrations.)