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The History of English in Ten Minutes - for iPod/iPhone

by The Open University

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Description

Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.

Customer Reviews

Out standing

Great and quirky, just the right amount of information and at the speed brilliant.

Brilliant!

These history snippets are just the right length whilst at the same time being humorous which leads to retaining an interest in what could be a dull subject. Well done OU!

Just Brilliant!

Brilliant, informative, inspiring and FURY, FURY funny! The voice behind it is no doubt the Great Viking himself, Clive Anderson -whose drawings is it anyway! ;0)

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