Re: Dont Tell UKIP or Britain First
English is the last Germanic language. Languages evolve from the mix of people and languages that took part in it. It's often easy to find the background using essential old words like for English, German, French and Swedish, mother, mutter, mère, moder. and father, father, père, fader or red, rot, rouge, röd or water, wasser, eau, vatten, and so forth. French a bit at odds here earlier influenced from the south or there are synonyms.
Next we have words from the more advanced part of Europe, with mathematics, democracy and of course religion from Greek, Latin and Arabic.
Next modern inventions like say telephone, telefon, téléphone, telefon.
What an interesting salad we have created fucking around in Europe.
The word "hooker" of course has a totally different background.