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

by The Open University

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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

Fengormative

Fun
Engaging
Informative...
Not to mention creative. Thanks.

English AND History? I Approve.

This is laugh-out-loud funny and historically accurate. I love the snarky take on word origins and frenzied pace- I wish this took longer than ten minutes!

Love it!

Absolutely a hoot AND educational--a perfect combo for someone like me, an English teacher, albeit one or two may be perceived as rated "R." Nonetheless, quite entertaining!

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