By Bill Sherk
500 Years of latest Words takes you on an exhilarating trip throughout the English language from the times sooner than Shakespeare to the 1st decade of the twenty first century. all of the major entries are prepared no longer alphabetically via in chronological order in keeping with the earliest recognized yr that every observe used to be published or written down.
Beginning with "America" in 1507 and spanning the centuries to "Marsiphobiphiliac" in 2004 (a one that would like to visit Mars yet is scared of being marooned there), this ebook will be opened at any web page and the reader will find a astounding array of linguistic delights. In different phrases, this e-book is unputdownable (the major access for 1947). If Shakespeare have been alive this present day, he might purchase this publication.
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Now she was too old to bear children, and Henry wanted a divorce so that he could marry the younger (and presumably more fecund) Anne Boleyn. But the Pope in Rome said no. Henry then spent the next six years trying to get the Pope to change his mind, to no avail. Finally, his patience exhausted, Henry persuaded the Archbishop of Canterbury to annul his marriage to Catherine and marry him to Anne. The following year, in 1534, Henry induced Parliament to pass the Act of Supremacy, which removed the Pope as the head of the Church in England and put Henry in his place.
See how many you recognize: aa, ad, ae, ah, ai, am, an, ar, as, at, aw, ax, ay, ba, be, bi, bo, by, da, de, do, ef, eh, el, em, en, er, et, ex, fa, go, ha, he, hi, ho, id, if, in, is, it, jo, ka, la, li, lo, ma, me, mu, my, na, no, nu, od, oe, of, oh, om, on, op, or, os, ow, ox, oy, pa, pe, pi, re, si, so, ta, ti, to, un, up, us, ut, we, wo, xi, xu, ya and ye. ” If you look at a map of the Mediterranean, you’ll see three large peninsulas (or peninsulae, if you prefer) hanging down from the underbelly of Europe: the Iberian, the Italian and the Balkan.
Their voyage was later immortalized by Hollywood in Ron Howard’s 1995 film, Apollo 13. 1548 SATELLITE With the revival of classical learning during the Renaissance, thousands of Latin words poured into the English language, and satellite was one of them. When this word first appeared in print in English in 1548, it was used to describe a practice popular in ancient Rome: prominent politicians often hired “satellites,” or hangers-on, to follow them through the streets to make themselves look important.
500 Years of New Words. the fascinating story of how, when, and why these words first entered the... by Bill Sherk