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The History of English in Ten Minutes
for iPad/Mac/PC
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.2 stars from 31 ratings
Funny & pedagogic
All chapters are funniest but the information is really interesting, and is easy to understand. With this training we can understand how English tong has been developed across hundreds years.
Cuaserman via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 05/17/15
Wow!
Amazing!! I love it!!! Please make more like it!!!
PitchPerfectRules via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/16/14
Quick download of essential information is how I envisioned the podcasting can revolutionalise teaching. Please create an option such that Transcripts are not automatically downloaded.
Tangoraven via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 10/17/13
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