The evolution of English

The Open University has a delightful 10-part series of humorous (and, I presume, mostly accurate) videos about the evolution of the English language. It’s a reminder of just how astonishingly rich the language is, how varied its roots, how strange its influences, how resistant it is to being frozen in one time or fixed in one culture. And it’s not done yet; with the language spoken around the world and sprouting new mutations on the Internet, English continues to change — and change rapidly — right before our eyes.

Here’s the first video:

The rest here. Check it out.

(via The Dish)


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