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English is a crazy language with irrational and illogical syntax which is largely due to a history stemming from Norman conquerors trying to hookup with Saxon barmaids. It has stolen bits and pieces from many other languages over the centuries while its speakers spontaneously invented new terms willy-nilly.

Have you ever wonder if you had a time machine, how far back could you go and still understand English?

(via Video: How Far Back in Time Could You Go and Still Understand English? | The Digital Reader)