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adamnemecek · 2017-01-16 · Original thread
If this tickles your fancy, you should check out "Adventure of English" and the eponymous BBC documentary.

https://www.amazon.com/Adventure-English-Biography-Language/...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihoYL-dUK1g

Did you know that just about every English word that contains the letter combination "sk" is from Old Norse? Skin, sky, ski, skill, skid, skull, skip, skirt etc. Skim isn't though.

Until reading this book I never truly realized what sort of a Frankenlanguage English really is.

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