RIP Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English literature, died this day in 1400.
Check the Oxford English Dictionary Twitter feed for some interesting etymology.
For example, the lexicon reports, that “#Chaucer’s texts provide the first recorded example for over 2000 words in the OED.”
This includes such stalwarts as “Twitter" (shown above), "Altercation" (from Merchant’s Tale), "Amble" (for Canterbury Tales) and "Annoying" (in a translation of Boethius).

RIP Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English literature, died this day in 1400.

Check the Oxford English Dictionary Twitter feed for some interesting etymology.

For example, the lexicon reports, that “#Chaucer’s texts provide the first recorded example for over 2000 words in the OED.”

This includes such stalwarts as “Twitter" (shown above), "Altercation" (from Merchant’s Tale), "Amble" (for Canterbury Tales) and "Annoying" (in a translation of Boethius).

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    Thank you for “annoying.”
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