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Transcript of Etymology
rule by other countries
Which part of the country you
How English Became English
What affects how a language develops?
Culture and Media
English Invasion of America
(Denmark, Norway, Sweden)
British invasion of America
Which order did these countries invade?
Which language did these English words come from?
What are these modern words that have joined the dictionary?
Miley Cyrus loves to _____
Instagram is full of _______
Beyonce is really ____________
What do you think these old English words mean?
a) smelly rubbish b) a black cat
a) a lazy person b) an insect
3. Gold brick
a) A lot of money b) someone who
doesn't do work
Which words are similar in your language to English?
Do you think social media has been positive or negative for English?
Cockney Rhyming Slang
Each rhyme is made of a pair words.
The second word rhymes with the word it replaces
Apples and pears stairs
Bacon and eggs legs
twist and twirl
was on the
dog and bone
to her man. They were so in love he asked
her to be his
trouble and strife
, but they
didn't have enough
bees and honey
whistle and flute
. She couldn't
it when he used his
crust of bread
solve the problem, and they got
How do you think English will keep changing in the future?
Wrote the first major fiction work in English
Invented the printing press
Created hundreds of new words and phrases still used in modern English
Wrote the first English dictionary
Wrote the first American
Invented the internet
Chuddy... Chewing gum
Get something for free
Going to the toilet