Thursday, February 26, 2009

History of Words

Evolutionary biologists are using supercomputers to understand the history and evolution of words. Researchers scrutinize sounds and words across cultures to discover the oldest words (I, we, two) and to predict what words are likely to disappear (guts, squeeze, bad). They must have made a mistake because Squeeze isn't going anywhere.

(image credit: PA, news.bbc.co.uk)