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The History of English in Ten Minutes
for iPod/iPhone
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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4.2 stars from 349 ratings
Great
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珞蝶 via Apple Podcasts · China · 10/16/14
Cheered me up
Funny, entertainig and educating
MrLouis81 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/26/14
不错的学习方式
coscohwb via Apple Podcasts · China · 03/04/13
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