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Published on February 26th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Phrasebook? I’ve Got a TARDIS…

The Express reports that special software has been developed that enables time travellers – or anyone reading Old English texts – to understand the archaic dialogue.

Amusingly however they have used the Doctor as a reference – despite the obvious flaw in the plan.  The Doctor doesn’t need a computer program to understand archaic dialogue thanks to the TARDIS’ telepathic circuits!

Interestingly, however:

The research group also found that the words "I", "we", "two" and "three" are the oldest in the English language and that "bad", "squeeze" and "guts" will be among the first to become extinct.

 Which is quite useful, because now we can change history itself by ensuring that they don’t…!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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