On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 20:12:26 +0000, "JaR" <email@example.com> in <KQKM9.firstname.lastname@example.org> proclaimed to the world...
> "Mark K. Bilbo" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news://firstname.lastname@example.org... >> On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 09:00:43 +0000, A N Neil >> Actually, I always thought it rather just grew. Kind of like mold in >> those corners of the shower that you just can't ever seem to get >> completely clean... >> -- > > LOLOLOL A perfect description of the process :-D >
It's a *very odd language with a very curious history. And, interestingly enough, seemed to have done much of its growing when it was the language of the common folk everybody sneered at.
I always get an image of the Normans complaining that once you get Anglish in the lawn, you just *never can root it out entirely... -- Mark K. Bilbo #1423 EAC Department of Linguistic Subversion ________________________________________________________________
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