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Postby superboots » 10/1/2002, 7:05 pm

yeah, but back in the day, it was considered "proper english."

Think about this for a little bit. Why are we not speaking Old English now?


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Postby joe_canadian » 10/1/2002, 7:10 pm

I love my country, but I'm almost convinced that the great majority of our government is composed of utter, utter morons that are hellbent on taking away everything that's good about us.

And the enitre Ontario ministry of education should just be shot, period. :mad:
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Postby superboots » 10/1/2002, 7:17 pm

well, if you're talking about education, the public school system (at least where I live) isn't too grand.

I have major issues with the public school system (pre-university) :mad:
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Postby christa lynn » 10/2/2002, 9:22 am

Quick English history:
First there was Old English, it does't look or sound remotely close to English today. Then the Angles, Saxons and the Jutes (vikings) invaded what we call England (Angleland) today. So the main language became Anglo-Saxon, from which today's English got common verbs, nouns, etc. Around this time English also started borrowing words from more vikings (can't remember their name right now) who invaded part of northern England (be warned I'm using "nothern England" loosely), English got some common words from that too. Then Cristianity came in and English started borrowing words from Latin (mostly words associated with higher learning and religion). Then the Normans (Norman-French speaking) conquored(sp?) England. English as we know it evolved from a mixture of Norman-French and Saxon. This is about where it becomes termed "Middle English" and it looks similar to today's Enlgish with more syllables. I forget what happened next. Anyway, it was Modern English by Shakespeare's time. And darn it, I'm running late! I'll expand on this later.
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Postby defying_gravity » 10/2/2002, 11:25 am

Kind of. Shakespeare was Early Modern English though.

English is just a mixture of loads of different languages (because we were always invaded) which makes it unpredictable and difficult to learn.
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Postby starvingeyes » 10/2/2002, 5:19 pm

luckyJQ9 wrote:we learned about the canadian government today...i kinda like...i want to move to canada cause it's impossible to seriously hate canada..unless you're a moron who doesn't matter. i love canada..they have so much to offer and don't get enough credit. :nod:


dude.

canada is called "the friendly dictatorship" with good reason. fear our ungodly 51% tax bracket and ridiculous gun control.

i mean. i love canada. but "mixed economy/democratic socialism". ai-ee.
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Postby Xavier870 » 10/2/2002, 6:41 pm

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