The History of English in 10 Minutes

A compilation of ten videos on the history of the English language. I compiled the videos into a film to make it a little easier to watch them all. While I d…

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14 Responses to The History of English in 10 Minutes

  1. Ortica2 . says:


  2. Danny T says:

    Frenglish? “J’aime la moutard sur mon awtdawg”

  3. Danny T says:

    You forgot sausage wallet. <3 shakespear

  4. Marko Samec says:

    10:33 “an unique ability” – actually – most of the languages have this ability – english is just the most successful one – and that’s ’cause of the capitalism and vast ignorance (what the video calls: “stealing”), not because anything else. spanish and chinese, for example are spoken by more people and have the roughly the same (spanish) or much more (chinese) words than english has. very informative and nice video thou, thx!!!

  5. TanvirUddin1998 says:

    “fopdoodle”?! good lord, I need that old dictionary! that’s the best word I’ve heard in ages!

  6. SolutionThe1 says:

    It’s only an international language because of the Brits need to conquer and take, they still won’t return the jewels to the Tajmahal btw. It’s greed that caused the international use of the language. The true international languages are Hindi and Chinese languages. In terms of India’s and China’s coming influence by sheer numbers in the next few years.

  7. SolutionThe1 says:

    What defines greatness? Willingness to get along peacefully with your neighbor or to rape torture and maim to have more than others? This might just be a cartoon but if you look into the facts, the brits are made up of barbarous thieves, murderers and tricksters who only went to other shores not to share, care or exchange, like the peaceful tribes that still exist in Asia, but instead out of greed to just have more stuff and be referred to as ‘great’ in their definition, and yours. Not mine.

  8. DaveXNY says:

    and what about Spanglish ^^

  9. 14jamalk says:

    “just like mama used to make” – Marco Pierre White

  10. NuExecConsulting says:

    Awesome! :)

  11. Koby Ash'i says:

    So we have a great responsibility, you and I need to decide what we want it to become?

  12. RealCadde says:

    Swinglish. A horrible combination of Swedish and English!

  13. David Starkey says:

    05:36 “was still a source of confusion”, may I suggest that the subject matter still is, for many men.

  14. auke brongersma says:

    Great but to fast.

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