Tweet4Share147Share33RedditWhatsApp184 Shares Print this Page Well, this is disappointing and certain to put a crimp in any weekend time travel plans. The short video below discusses the evolution of the English language, and how far back one could go and still understand what people are saying. On a positive note, we can all add the terms “battyfang” and “barber-monger” to our vocabularies. Tweet4Share147Share33RedditWhatsApp184 Shares Tweet4Share147Share33RedditWhatsApp184 Shares David Crotty @davidacrotty David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. View All Posts by David Crotty Discussion 1 Thought on "How Far Back in Time Could You Go and Still Understand English?" Liked. Shared. Thank you. By Name WithheldMar 25, 2016, 6:00 AM Comments are closed.