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The devolution of English

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Daniël Skywalker

on 7 November 2013

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Transcript of The devolution of English

400
1600
2013
Beowulf
1000
Yolo
Swag
The day before yesterday
pleás sætere, mec spéd eftsí, andleofa ábedecian.

Yesterday
Hold on, I will be right back. I’m going to get something to eat.

Today
brb, i gonna go grab sum food. YOLO!

Tommorow!?
bb gnna grb food


www.englishoftommorow.co.uk
source: google trends
Hope
Stop!
The Devolution of English
Yesterday
Hello sir, How are you doing?
Today
Yo man, How you doin?
Tomorrow
yo, how you?



800 A.C.
Anglo-Saxan

bānhūs
(bone-house) the human body
beadolēoma
(battle-light) sword
wægflota
(wave-floater) ship

Sea
hwælweg
whale road
fiscesethel
fish home
seolbæth
seal bath

Kennings
1600 A.C.
"Mewling and
puking
in the nurse's arms."

"A plague upon your
epileptic
visage!"

"And make his
eyeballs
roll with wonted sight."

"that
obscene
and preposterous event, that draweth"

Shakespeare
2013 A.C.
YOLO
SWAG
Epic fail
Inb4
lol
derp
2013 A.C.
Bro-tox
- Men getting botox
Iceman
- A friend with nerves of steel
Tarhead
- Someone addicted to cigarettes.
Affluential
- Rich and socially influential
Flamed
- Being attacked online/on a forum.
Awesomity
- The highest state of awesome

Creativity
meaning
meaningless
The internet
meaningless
Why?
o rly?
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