The history of English in 10 minutes


“The English language begins with the phrase ‘Up yours, Caesar!'”. Did you know that Shakespeare invented the word “hob-nob”? That the Vikings gave us the words “give” and “take”? Or that the King James Bible taught us that the leopard can’t change its spots? In which century did our ‘private parts’ first get their names? This fun video is as much a history of the British Empire as it is of its ubiquitous tongue.


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