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March 18, 2016

How far back in time could you go and still understand English?

The droghte of March hath perced to the roote.*

[via reddit]

*Chaucer, "The Canterbury Tales", 1389

March 18, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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Between Emoji's, texting and pop music I believe we are headed back to pictograms and monosyllabic grunts.

Posted by: Puptentacle | Mar 19, 2016 9:11:25 PM

Not at all surprising, since when I listen to my teenagers conversing with their peers, I often have difficulty understanding what they are saying. Their language is different and evolving fast. I still remember a few years ago when they laughed at me for saying "telephone" and "television".

Posted by: tamra | Mar 18, 2016 3:50:43 PM

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