David Crystal

The Story of English in 100 Words

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    Arina Spiridonovahas quoted6 years ago
    Google was launched in September 1998 (see§77). People were googling by the end of the year
    Arina Spiridonovahas quoted6 years ago
    And because of the way English has travelled the world, courtesy of its soldiers, sailors, traders and civil servants, several hundred languages have contributed to its lexical character. Some 80 per cent of English vocabulary is not Germanic at all.
    Arina Spiridonovahas quoted6 years ago
    English is a vacuum-cleaner of a language, whose users suck in words from other languages whenever they encounter them.

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