The Guardian has a wonderful article about how “errors” have gotten English to where it is now. I knew, like many people I expect, that adders were once naddres. It’s interesting and helpful of the Guardian to include the links to Wikipedia, although a bit surprising as you would think that a major newspaper would know a more official website to link to, but maybe Wikipedia really does have the best and most reliable article on this (or the journalist is as lazy as the rest of us about going beyond the first place that comes to mind). Great to know some of the ways that language changes in use — I wonder if some researchers have tried predicting where it will go next? Would be good to get them to predict and then reveal their theories in fifty years time to see how close they were.