From Nazi to Chocolate, words play a vital role in our lives.

And each word has its own story.

But where do they come from? What do they mean? How do they change?

Some of these questions will be answered by "Words of the World" - a series of short videos presented by experts from the University of Nottingham's School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.

In addition to exploring the words themselves, we'll explore a little about the varied research our experts are working on.

The project is created by film-maker Brady Haran, whose other work includes the successful Periodic Table of Videos, Test Tube and Bibledex.

USEFUL LINKS

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Words of the World on Twitter

Words of the World on YouTube

Brady's Blog (behind the scenes on all his projects)

Bibledex (a video about every book of the Bible)

Periodic Table of Videos (chemistry videos by Brady)