Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cucumbers and Toast

Here is a fun interactive site for teachers covering the history of the English language. Click on the microphone and you can even hear what language sounded like in each time period. Who would have thought that the word “cucumber” got a lot of play during the Anglo Saxon invasions but “toast” is a Renaissance invention? Aren’t those BBC people clever? Answer: Aye.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

What a wonderful post! IO'll be sure to link you for all my teacher friends that teach the younger grades. Thanks!