maggiekb at November 14th, 2013 10:25 — #1
xzzy at November 14th, 2013 10:33 — #2
A ten minute video would have been fine. But eleven minutes and twenty-one seconds? No way, I'm too busy.
jasonlanejson at November 14th, 2013 10:56 — #3
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
incarnedine_v at November 14th, 2013 11:07 — #4
Everything you need to know about Dr.Johnson in one minute and forty seven seconds:
spunkytws at November 14th, 2013 11:27 — #5
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.
dvrevolutionary at November 14th, 2013 14:00 — #6
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.
dvrevolutionary at November 14th, 2013 14:09 — #7
English is germanic and was more so back when Saxons were speaking it. W in wolf is very english.
jasonlanejson at November 14th, 2013 14:16 — #8
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.
ferasu at November 14th, 2013 21:57 — #9
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
omnomnomnivore at November 14th, 2013 22:24 — #10
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.
jasonlanejson at November 15th, 2013 10:10 — #11
jasonlanejson at November 15th, 2013 10:12 — #12
Absolutely! Or their invaluable influence re-starting science Thanks for the link.
maggiekb at November 19th, 2013 10:25 — #13
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