#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, November 14th, 2013 10:25
#2 By: xzzy, November 14th, 2013 10:33
A ten minute video would have been fine. But eleven minutes and twenty-one seconds? No way, I'm too busy.
#3 By: Jason Lane, November 14th, 2013 10:56
Hmm, I thought Werewolf was a Latin-Germanic compound word? Latin for man being 'vir', 'wolf' being a Germanic word. So man-wolf.
Romans famously all had a kind of speech impediment and pretty much sounded like this
#4 By: incarnedine_v, November 14th, 2013 11:07
Everything you need to know about Dr.Johnson in one minute and forty seven seconds:
#5 By: Christopher Waldrop, November 14th, 2013 11:27
Why is it that the English always come up with the best ways of explaining English? Probably because they've been using it longer than the rest of us. I just wish I could jump a few hundred years forward and watch the new version of this explaining how Chinese became a global language.
#6 By: Josh Lewis, November 14th, 2013 14:00
I think the engineering and construction use of the word firewall came before the internet.
This video was amusing but packed with clichés, stereotypes, and little errors like the one above.
#7 By: Josh Lewis, November 14th, 2013 14:09
English is germanic and was more so back when Saxons were speaking it. W in wolf is very english.
#8 By: Jason Lane, November 14th, 2013 14:16
Yes that was my thoughts. There are large amounts of Latin, French & Germanic in the english language. Interestingly small amounts of word heritage from languages like Hindi. Shampoo for example.
#9 By: feras bahashwan, November 14th, 2013 21:57
Gotta admit that you have. Completely ommited around 800 years of Arabic language influence on the English language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Arabic_origin
#10 By: Rootboy, November 14th, 2013 22:24
Not quite, the Germanic "wer" and Latin "vir" are both derived from the same Indo-European root for "man", but evidently neither side borrowed directly from the other.
#11 By: Jason Lane, November 15th, 2013 10:10
#12 By: Jason Lane, November 15th, 2013 10:12
Absolutely! Or their invaluable influence re-starting science Thanks for the link.
#13 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, November 19th, 2013 10:25
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