On average, a person speaks somewhere between 7,000 and 20,000 words every day. Most of these are just fillers like 'and,' 'so,' and 'on.' But the words that are used to convey a message often carry stories of their own.
We can track words back in time, reaching hundreds or thousands of years into history. However, communicating with the people of those times might prove difficult, as words evolve over time to have new meanings.