Tom Scott

Why Shakespeare Could Never Have Been French

Shakespeare sounds a certain way. Why? And why could it only work in English? • Written with Gretchen McCulloch of Lingthusiasm! Her podcast has an episode about how translators approach texts:

Gretchen’s book BECAUSE INTERNET, all about the evolution of internet language, is available:
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Audio mix by Graham Haerther:

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