COMING SOON: 
WHY IS THIS A QUESTION?

Have you ever wondered why our language works the way it does?

 

Why our words go in the order they do? Why our alphabet is arranged in ABC order? Why our letters even look the way they do? And for that matter, how our brain deals with all these random lines, curves, dots, and dashes, and somehow uses them to make sense of our linguistic world? If you have (or you’re now at least a little intrigued to know the answers...) then the latest Haggard Hawks book, Why Is This A Question?, is for you.

Released on 13 October in the UK, Why Is This A Question? answers twenty intriguing ponderables like these, covering everything from the basics of our words and languages, to extraordinary questions about their inner workings and how they operate in our world, our brains, and our culture. How do we read? How do we understand things? Why do our hands move when we speak? And what does an aeroplane have to do with how your vocal cords work? The answers to all these questions—plus a great many more—are here!

Click through to the BOOKS page for more information and a sample chapter...

!! US readers – we’ve had so many emails here at HH HQ asking if and when Why Is This A Question? will be available Stateside that it’s becoming hard to respond to them all individually! As of September, we’re still waiting for the US publishing details to be thrashed out, so please bear with us – as soon as we know more, we’ll let you know. Thanks! 

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RANDOM WORD 

Sunset

palouser

(n.) an especially beautiful sunset

Q&A

Email your answer to this puzzle to haggard@haggardhawks.com. Once we have 50 correct entries, we’ll draw a name out of the hat and send the winner a signed copy of a HH book! Check back for a new puzzle every few weeks.

Two related words—one 6 letters, the other
7 letters—have been jumbled together here.
What are they?

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