Word of Mouth

Bayeux Tapestry Scene 13

What’s the connection between William the Conqueror, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and lunch at the Ritz? BBC Radio 4’s language programme Word of Mouth today looked at some of the surprising effects of Anglo-Norman French on the English language, as Michael Rosen is joined by Laura Wright and Richard Ashdowne. You can download the programme as a podcast.

Image credit: Bayeux Tapestry (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BayeuxTapestryScene13.jpg)

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An article about the dictionary has been published today on the BBC News website by Education Correspondent, Sean Coughlan. More information can be found in my article in BA Review published this week.