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You've probably heard that English is being ruined — by the Internet, by texting, by Americans, by young people who have no respect for proper grammar. But it turns out that people have always worried over English, and over the centuries, have accused all sorts of things of "ruining" the language.

10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language

Map showing Germanic invasions that led to the spread of the English language. The invading tribes spoke similar languages and in Britain, it developed into what is now know as Old English.

A short history of the origins and development of English from the century AD. With map, illustrations and brief chronology.

Shakespare's Macbeth was of course set in Scotland, but did the bard ever visit England's neighbour?

The English language has a large number of idiosyncratic phrases - but how well do you know them? Take our quiz.

▶ A Brief History of the English Language - YouTube

There are many grammatical inconsistencies in the English language because of all of the different languages that derived from it.

Pejoration. "Thinking about the male equivalents of some of these words throws their sexism into sharp relief. Master for mistress; sir for madam; governor for governess; bachelor for spinster; courtier for courtesan – whereas the male list speaks of power and high status, the female list has a very different set of connotations. These are of either subordinate status or sexual service to men. The crucial thing to remember is that at one time, they were simply equivalents."

Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language

Canterbury Pilgrims - Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language David Shariatmadari

Ye olde badass-ery.

26 Old-English Words That Need To Be A Part Of Everyone’s Vocabulary

12 words from 100 years ago we love to use today

12 words from 100 years ago we love to use today


Author discusses his new book on the rise of English as the dominant language of science

By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities.

But we here at Greek Gateway -- and all the rest of you out there who have grown up speaking both Greek and English on a regular basis -- know plain well that there are a handful of words in which North Americanized Greeks enjoy using in their everyday dialect. Heck, people in Greece are even speaking it. We use these words interchangeably, and sometimes even unknowingly. We mishmash English with Greek all the time, and in the end you get: Grenglish.

The Greek Gateway Guide to Grenglish - News How many languages do you know that derive from Greek origin?