The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years.


Richard finds out about all the different kinds of English and talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of students who come to Great Britain to learn English every year.

How to understand the differences between British and American English

Trousers or pants? Can you tell the difference?

The meaning of 'tingo'

The book 'The Meaning of Tingo' is a list of words from languages all over the world which have very specific, not to say very unusual, meanings. Words which cannot be translated.

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