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"Tea" (a social word from the 17th century) is one of the words David Crystal examines in his book The Story of English In 100 Words. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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From 'App' To 'Tea': English Examined In '100 Words'

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From 'App' To 'Tea': English Examined In '100 Words'

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Three Books For The Grammar Lover In Your Life

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This King James Bible was a gift to Sydney Barnes, a Cornish migrant to South Australia, from his brother Arthur, upon Barnes' marriage to Elizabeth Thornton. Migration Museum Of South Australia/Flickr hide caption

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How The King James Bible 'Begat' English Idioms

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'A Little Book' Helps Kids Learn To Love Language

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'Walking English,' A Language Travelogue

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'Gr8 Db8' Defends The Linguistics Of Texting

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