Modern English Highs and Lows
If you consider how the English language has really developed, there's a long history of highs and lows, mostly highs. Over the ages, it has borrowed a lot of words, sounds and expressions from other languages e.g. Latin, or French for that matter, words like embassy, battalion, attorney, court.
A particular low can be attributed to the period of slavery practices where words such like banjo, jazz, and business entered our language.
The early Modern English language starts with Shakespeare, who introduced many of the words that are still commonly used today like bedazzled, manager, swagger, uncomfortable, inaudible etc.
We now seem to be heading for a particularly low point, where all of the fuss linked to the new president has enabled some pretty witty, and mind you shitty, characters to come up with rather extraordinary solutions to different situations:
Will it get any worse?