Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation

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Though I disagree with it as a definition, I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment.

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I learned something new today.

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OMGG !

Bit of a tossol, @OBITV.

Tought you guvs might like dis:

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Oh la vache!

Yet so much of the essential parts of the language come from Germanic languages…the numbers, the “who, which, why, w-words”.

A lot of meat animals…the live animal is from German but the meat is from French.

Hand, heart, house…all from German.

English has the most Latin (Romance) influence of the Germanic languages and French is the most Germanic of the Romance languages.

Funnily, while today Germany is a science and technical powerhouse, most of our science and technology words come from romance and greek languages.

Is a TV called a fernsehen or a tele vision ?

A television is called a telly but a telephone is called a phone.

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Some new definitions I hadn’t seen before.

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Genuine lols, despite the seppo usage of ‘alternate’, which I notice is creeping in here.

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Pretty sure I saw at least some of these from the WaPo at least as far back as the 1980’s

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