The History of Language. Old English. Version of English spoken in England over 1000 years ago. Extra letters Different sound values for letters. Different grammar (including cases). Hwæt! wē Gār-Dena in geār-dagum, þeod-cyninga, þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
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þeod-cyninga, þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
What! We [of] Gar-Danes(lit. spear-danes) in yore-days,
[of] people-kings, trim(glory) apried(have learned of by asking or "prying"),
how those athelings(princes) arm-strong feats framed(made).Old English Language Example
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
And bathed euery veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
When April with its sweet showers
has pierced the dryness of March to the root,
and bathed every vein in such liquor
from whose power the flower is engendered;Middle EnglishSpoken 1066 to mid 15th Century
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Lake, pond, etc.
Liquid Crystal Display
Dance Dance Revolution
Digital Versatile Disc
Video Home System
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Federal Emergency Management AgencyAcronyms as Neologisms(Acronyms in left, answers in right)
An officer wearing an item of a higher position before official promotion.
Million Dollar Wound:
Wound serious enough to get sent home from combat, but not serious enough to permanently hurt you.
A trash can.
Referring to or meaning anything and everything except noMilitary Slang…
at the 11th hour
in the black
to grandfather something
perfect knowledge but too late
at the last minute
what ever you do, it won't work
unrealistic, from opium smoking
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Water effluent containing fecal matter and urine - i.e. sewage
the amount of carbon dioxide emissions created by a person or industry
Compact Fluorescent Lamp
An increasingly popular way of producing goods that the end user assembles.
anything considered environmentally friendly
Light Emitting DiodeEnvironmental Jargon