Language is a funny thing. It changes. Not so you’d notice, but slowly and steadily over time.

So don’t think that you could travel back in time — say 500 years — and talk with the natives because you speak the same language.

Because the truth is thatThe result is that you wouldn’t be able to read or understand anything they are saying. Or writing

If you don’t believe me, just check out Canterbury Tales in the original Old English from your local library.

I dare you to follow all those wonderful stories without a translation.

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