Languages normally maintain their identity by sticking to their roots.
But English is different.
To me it seems that it is the only Language that has borrowed from every conceivable language and yet remains the most popular despite language zealots of other languages.
It is so flexible people are able to bend it to their whims!
Not that it does not have its Literature.
One wonders at looking at English as to how it remains the common language despite its lack of originality!
The above sentence contains just some of the new words and terms added toOxford Dictionaries Online in our latest update which covers a whole range of topics, from the environment (green technology, eco-driving, water footprint) to sport (scudetto, Bundesliga) and even British science-fiction television programmes (Whovian). Whether you’re an infomaniac or a just a good old word lover, we’re sure you’ll find something to interest you.”
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