Why You Swear in Anglo-Saxon and Order Fancy Food in French: Registers

Uploader: Tom Scott

Date uploaded: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Archived on: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 02:57:59 GMT

http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - Why is an "odour" classier than a "smell"? Why is a "beverage" fancier than a "drink"? The answer lies in English history - and in the way we automatically know which
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