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Have you ever wondered how English came to be such a mish-mash of words from French, Greek, German, Latin, Sanskrit, Zulu and Gobbledegook? Have you ever wondered but never had the time/inclination to actually find out?

Well the good people at the Open University have made it easier than ever to become brainy with as little effort as possible! Check out this 10 part series on the History of English in 10 minutes (made in cartoon form to appeal to young and old) and get your literary nerd on!

Don’t you feel smarter? And it only took 10 minutes…