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|Chris Palmer||15 Nov 2013 7:38 a.m. PST|
Very funny and enteraining video, compacting the history of the English language down to 11 minutes.
|GeoffQRF ||15 Nov 2013 8:02 a.m. PST|
Very good, I enjoyed that
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||15 Nov 2013 9:28 a.m. PST|
|zippyfusenet ||15 Nov 2013 10:23 a.m. PST|
I've been looking for somewhere to post this:
God save Kate Rusby and her sweet, melodious English.
| Parzival ||15 Nov 2013 11:52 a.m. PST|
Very funny, Chris.
And an entertaining little song, zippy.
| 20thmaine ||15 Nov 2013 1:30 p.m. PST|
Used to see Kate round the folk clubs – plays theatres now. Still good, but I have a soft spot for those "intimate venue" performances.
|zippyfusenet ||15 Nov 2013 3:10 p.m. PST|
Thanks for that, 20th. Usually I'm very satisfied to live here on the back of Turtle Island, where the Miami rivers meet the Ohio. But once in a while I feel a stab of envy. Perhaps I'll get over there for a visit one day.
| Patrick R ||16 Nov 2013 1:09 p.m. PST|
|Streitax ||17 Nov 2013 12:23 p.m. PST|
| Parzival ||18 Nov 2013 7:58 p.m. PST|
@ Patrick R: Thanks! Great link, that one. But I know some English teachers who would be highly embarrassed to discover what Shakespeare was actually punning about in some of those lines. (Especially my high school freshman English teacher, who when reading Juliet's line: "Banished! O damnéd thought!" skipped "damnéd" and read it as "Banished! O
thought!" (Yes, she paused audibly at the word.)
And the kicker is, the class was reading along with her!
|Last Hussar||28 Oct 2014 11:24 a.m. PST|
Did she not wish to speak of count…ry matters?