Get Premium for free!
7 months ago
Christian Missionaries arrive bringing Latin, Christianity is popular and uses Latin
Vikings arrive with action words
William the Conqueror and the Normans arrive, bringing French and Domesday book
The English language begins with the phrase "Up your Caesar." Romans leave and Anglo-Saxons come in, and four of the days of the week are named.
The Hundred Years War between England and France, resulting in English being the language in power
In William Shakespeare's lifetime he invented more than 2000 English words, like "eyeball", "puppydog" and "anchovy"
The King James Bible was published
The Royal Society was formed, with scientists beginning to use words like "acid", "gravity" and "electricity"
Dr Johnson published the Dictionary of the English Language, which took 9 years to write
The Oxford Dictionary was first published, which was started in 1857
The Brits landed in America, discovering words such as "raccoon" and "moose"
The first email was sent, starting electronic communication, which would result in "internet language" being formed. Words/abbreviations include LOL, FYI, BRB and BTW
The Internet was invented, which resulted in new words being invented, such as "upload and download", "firewall" and "toolbar"
Britain went exploring around the globe, bringing back words such as "barbecue" from the Caribbean, "yoga" from India, "voodoo" from Africa, and "boomerang" from Australia.
Share on Google+
Share on Facebook
Submit to Reddit
Share on LinkedIn
Post to Tumblr