Welcome to Somersaulting Through Life’s new weekly feature:
True to its name, every Wednesday I hope to share with you videos which I have enjoyed and think you might, too. We all need a bit of cheering up to last until the end of the week, don’t we?
To kick off, here is a thoroughly informative and entertaining cartoon documentary of the birth of the English language. It is the first of a 10-part series by the Open University, which I highly recommend for all avid readers or any who are interested in the words we use on a daily basis.
The full length version (PG) only takes up 10 minutes of your time and is sure to make you chuckle. The cartoons are rather “Horrible Histories”-esque and that is why I like them. My personal favourite is Chapter III: Shakespeare – a perfect example of an educational diversion from the stress of weekdays.