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The History of The English Language in Ten Minutes (Video found on YouTube)

I found this video by The Open University on YouTube.  It is awesome and hilarious.  Me and Christian recently got into a conversation about the origin of English and this video is awesome!

I also found this cool picture showing a timeline of the english language.

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13 Responses to “The History of The English Language in Ten Minutes (Video found on YouTube)”
  1. Cabbie Notes says:

    Reblogged this on Bespoke Traveler and commented:
    Learning about the english language this week thanks to Sojourning Abroad and The Open University on YouTube.

  2. metrobabel says:

    I studied the history of the English Language in university. It certainly was not explained in the same entertaining way. Gotta love it.

  3. Soooooo hilarious. LOL (the Laugh Out Loud definition, naturally.)

  4. Elle says:

    Too funny! Who would have thought that the history of English was so amusing?

  5. Elle says:

    Haha! Awesome video, who would have thought that the history of the English language was so amusing?

  6. Gunta says:

    Hilarious! Also very timely and actually quite factual as I just finished rereading “The Story of English” (a companion book to a PBS series by the same name). Just think, I could have saved myself hours of reading 😉
    Plan to reblog it.

  7. Gunta says:

    Reblogged this on Movin' on and commented:
    Funny, entertaining video, but also rather informative. Worth the eleven plus minutes…

    • Awesome! I’m glad you liked it! It is an interesting topic and they do such a great job of presenting it in an entertaining way. I actual want to read that book now! I love PBS stuff like the Ken Burns Documentaries… I think i’m going to buy it off of amazon. is the PBS series on it good as well?

      • Gunta says:

        Near as I remember, the PBS series was excellent, but they ran it back in 1986. Not sure it’s still available, or not. The companion book, of course, gave a whole lot more detail. I figured it to be worth another read because I love the history of our language.

  8. midenianscholar says:

    It’s like the two hour long lectures I heard in Medieval Lit except in ten minutes…!

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