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  • Statue of Liberty - Words of the World

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    We discuss the word "liberty" with a special emphasis on a well-known statue in New York. More words discussed at http://www.wordsoftheworld....

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    • Enlightenment - Words of the World - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
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      What was The Enlightenment, also known as he Age of Reason? More words discussed by our experts at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/

      In this video Judith Still, Rebecca Ford and John Marks from ...
    • Statue of Liberty - Words of the World - Duration: 8 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 66,743 views
      We discuss the word "liberty" with a special emphasis on a well-known statue in New York. More words discussed at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/

      In this video Paul Smith from the University o...
    • Samovar - Words of The World - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
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      When Russians drink tea, the traditionally use a samovar. More words at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/
    • Utopia - Words of the World - Duration: 8 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 47,089 views
      Utopia is an "imagined perfect place" and the word was invented by Sir Thomas More. Discussed by Matthew Pethers from the University of Nottingham.

      This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.
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    • Guerrilla (and Che Guevara) - Words of the World - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
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      A discussion about the word Guerrilla - and perhaps the most famous guerriila warrior, Che Guevara. More words at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/

      In this video is Anthony (Tony) Kapcia.
    • Volkswagen - Words of the World - Duration: 6 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
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      It was originally called the KdF Wagen... And what was Hitler's role in the development of the VW Beetle?

      More words discussed at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/
    • Russian Dolls - Words of the World - Duration: 5 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 42,874 views
      Russians dolls are known as matreshka or matryoshka. They have a strong association with Russia, but are a surprisingly recent invention. More words videos at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/
    • Fetish - Words of the World - Duration: 9 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
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      The word "fetish" conjures a variety of mental images, but just how is it associated with voodoo practices and running shoes? - Mark Sabine unravels the story.

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    • Marmalade - Words of the World - Duration: 7 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 37,424 views
      Discussing the origins of the word marmalade. How did a Portuguese quince paste served for dessert end up as a citrus based breakfast jam?

      Featuring Mark Sabine from the University of Nottingham...
    • Vodka - Words of the World - Duration: 5 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 30,887 views
      We explore the culture around vodka in Russia. More word videos at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/
    • Mandarin - Words of the World - Duration: 9 minutes, 1 second.

      • 3 years ago
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      Sinister power-wielding bureaucrats or Sweet oranges from China? - whatever the definition it took a long and winding path to the English language, as Mark Sabine explains.
    • Balkan - Words of the World - Duration: 8 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
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      A wrongly named peninsula and a misguided stereotype... The word "Balkan" has a curious history. More words at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/ This video features David Norris from the University...
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