Wednesday, November 28, 2012

History of the English language

Have you ever wondered how the English language has evolved or where particular words come from?  The Open University have created 10 one-minute videos illustrating some of the highlights!

The videos range from from Anglo-Saxon ("or whatever happened to the Jutes") to the English of science ("or how to speak with gravity") to Internet English ("or English reverts to type").  Let Clive Anderson entertain you as he reveals who coined the words hob-nob, fopdoodle and faucets over the centuries...


See the other 9 here!

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