Stories That Words Tell Us

Elizabeth O'NEILL (1877 - 1951)

A history of English words, written for younger readers. Parental advisory: the text was published in 1918 and includes some ethnicity terms which may cause offense to the modern reader. - Summary by Kazbek

Genre(s): Reference, Writing & Linguistics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I. Some Stories of British History told from English Words Wayne Cooke
00:22:32
Play 02 II. How we got our Christian Names and Surnames Garfield Dsouza
00:29:14
Play 03 III. Stories in the Names of Places Kudrna
00:17:38
Play 04 IV. New Names for New Places Ethan Voth
00:24:59
Play 05 V. Stories in Old London Names Colleen McMahon
00:18:38
Play 06 VI. Words made by Great Writers Connie Bettison
00:15:43
Play 07 VII. Words the Bible has given us Ezekiel
00:12:18
Play 08 VIII. Words from the Names of People Connie Bettison
00:18:33
Play 09 IX. Words from the Names of Animals Louise J. Belle
00:20:09
Play 10 X. Words from the Names of Places Chad Jackson
00:16:23
Play 11 XI. Pictures in Words Bhavesh Aggarwal
00:23:05
Play 12 XII. Words from National Character Wayne Cooke
00:16:17
Play 13 XIII. Words made by War BettyB
00:13:58
Play 14 XIV. Proverbs Kinjal
00:11:03
Play 15 XV. Slang KevinS
00:19:22
Play 16 XVI. Words which have changed their Meaning Ruth P.
00:35:15
Play 17 XVII. Different Words with the Same Meaning, and the Same Words with Different Meanings Ezekiel
00:20:55
Play 18 XVIII. Nice Words for Nasty Things Louise J. Belle
00:14:18
Play 19 XIX. The Moral of these Stories Garfield Dsouza
00:13:37