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Origins of the English Language: The Norman Conquest

Other titles in this series: Anglo-Saxons; Vikings Let's get one thing out of the way before we start... whether you call him William: Duke of Normany, William the Bastard or William the Conqueror the man who invaded England from Normandy was not French. He hated the French and they hated him. He was actually of… Continue reading Origins of the English Language: The Norman Conquest

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Language · PostADay

Favourite and Least Favourite Words of a Linguistics Nerd

The pen is mightier than the sword -Edward Bulwer-Lytton. (And just as deadly in the wrong hands as Jack Nicholson's Joker proves in Batman: The Movie). Words can do many things. They can hurt an individual or they change humanity for the better or worse. They can be used to spread the truth and to… Continue reading Favourite and Least Favourite Words of a Linguistics Nerd

Language · Wrong Word Wednesday

Wrong Word Wednesday Special: Favourite Obsolete Terms and Words

Ok, not really a "Wrong Word Wednesday" but it's all about the fascinating linguistics of English language history. I watched a QI Special over Christmas and during a discussion of Dr. Johnson, they came up with several terms and phrases that were Quite Interesting that I wouldn't mind were introduced to the English language. So I did some… Continue reading Wrong Word Wednesday Special: Favourite Obsolete Terms and Words