The History of English in Ten Minutes (by The Open University)


An amusing and rather sweet 10-minute long video on the history of the English language from The Open University, showing the origin of several phrases and words.

Enjoy and feel free to ask questions if any of the references are too English and need explaining – Hobnobs with that cup of coffee, anyone?

(The text is rather quickly spoken and may be tricky for some to understand. Transcripts of each chapter are available individually – here is the link to chapter one and the rest can be found by clicking through the individual chapters here.)


Ta very much and take care,


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