The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal
David Crystal

The Story of English in 100 Words

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Arina Spiridonova
Arina Spiridonovahas quoted5 years ago
English is a vacuum-cleaner of a language, whose users suck in words from other languages whenever they encounter them.
Elena Tyanigina
Elena Tyaniginahas quoted3 years ago
There seem to be two main ways.
Лида Грязнова
Лида Грязноваhas quoted4 years ago
The word ampersand is a collapsed form too: it was originally and per se and – a sort of shorthand for saying ‘& by itself = and’.

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