This clip comes from a 3-part miniseries the Discovery Channel made a few years ago called “Mongrel Nation,” which explores the multiethnic, multilinguistic history of England and the English language. It’s a fascinating subject, and it stars Eddie Izzard (!), so it’s really a win-win.
I love this clip for three reasons:
1) Eddie Izzard (!)
2) that old farmer is adorable
3) How often do you get to see video and audio evidence for language change and language relationship?
Sorry for the less-than-stellar video quality, but this is one of my favorite language clips so I wanted to share. Enjoy!
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