TLF ID M015582
Imagine if the English language never evolved. What would we be speaking? Possibly Old English, the language of the Anglo-Saxon tribes, a language written down using runes known as the 'futhorc'. English continues to evolve, but it takes the media to bring new words into common usage. So which form of media is responsible for the most change to the English language? In this clip from Radio National, David Astle argues that television has the most significant impact.