February 12, 2013 by explanitor
Every year, 8000 new words are invented, but where did the English language come from? The answer lies in where the English came from, Germany. In north Germany, there was a small region called anglen, inhabited by angles. The angles migrated to an island called britain around the year 450 and that island was then named angle-land, or England. The angles took the german language with them and that’s why we use words like kindergarten or uniform, but, german words only make up a quarter of the english language, most of the other words we use are latin, spanish, french, etc. So what is a TRUE english word ? A word that was invented at the time after the angles migrated but before they made a new language. If you can find an original english word, leave it (as well as your sources) as a comment to be named the EINSTIEN OF THE WEEK (first entry wins).