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    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Lol My God that penny took a long time to drop! - but those, though the last on your list is not applicable, and others, yes - and I was going to add, as opposed to all things imaginable to do with a'' holes which seem to be approved.
    You threw us off track, because none of those words are banned on this forum. Stay away from racist and bigoted words and you are good to go. How do you like those fucking apples?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Why is Anglo Saxon an often banned language?

    I ask since English is the language being spoken here. Why are words which are so basic to English deemed 'unfit' within any debate? I'm not singling out PH here but as a general and accepted rule.
    considering "the Sussex Downs"

    American english and British english.....some of the words mean different things. Some expressions that may seem normal and neutral to you may not fly so well here.. and vise versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    You threw us off track, because none of those words are banned on this forum. Stay away from racist and bigoted words and you are good to go. How do you like those fucking apples?

    Another Anglo Saxon word is --- but I wasn't, as I said, speaking specifically about this site but about what is and is not thought to be 'acceptable'. Perhaps it is just an American thing - that A''' is somehow not only acceptable but the norm when C''' is not. Has it to do with national identity? I dunno --- I just find it odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Another Anglo Saxon word is --- but I wasn't, as I said, speaking specifically about this site but about what is and is not thought to be 'acceptable'. Perhaps it is just an American thing - that A''' is somehow not only acceptable but the norm when C''' is not. Has it to do with national identity? I dunno --- I just find it odd.

    we can discuss this in plain english in pm if you would like.

    as for the c word... some people here have issues with it..... think offended feminists....so the c word is on the banned list of words here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    we can discuss this in plain english in pm if you would like.

    as for the c word... some people here have issues with it..... think offended feminists....so the c word is on the banned list of words here.
    Well you can't say it in most professional environments, so there's no reason to think it's acceptable here.
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    Many words of Anglo-Saxon heritage often have more of an affinity for down to earth speakers because of the divide between the people and the ruling class that came in after the Normandy Invasion (1066, not 1944) since "Normans" spoke a version of French for some hundred years after taking over. I think even some simple words such as in this example (which I think is correct but if not still showcases the idea) like "big" (AS) and "large" (Norman) have connotations for some speakers though probably not so much these days. Aren't there any English blokes out there to explain this better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    Well you can't say it in most professional environments, so there's no reason to think it's acceptable here.
    That is what I said - I was NOT complaining nor being specific - this is a discussion that we have all been engaged in for years on forums - nothing new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Why is Anglo Saxon an often banned language?

    I ask since English is the language being spoken here. Why are words which are so basic to English deemed 'unfit' within any debate? I'm not singling out PH here but as a general and accepted rule.
    Anglo Saxons where lower caste of people after 1066 Britain and never regain their acceptance, not them or their language... we still have the idea 'Anglo Saxons' words as being low class

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Many words of Anglo-Saxon heritage often have more of an affinity for down to earth speakers because of the divide between the people and the ruling class that came in after the Normandy Invasion (1066, not 1944) since "Normans" spoke a version of French for some hundred years after taking over. I think even some simple words such as in this example (which I think is correct but if not still showcases the idea) like "big" (AS) and "large" (Norman) have connotations for some speakers though probably not so much these days. Aren't there any English blokes out there to explain this better?
    You are doing a perfectly good job of it. Sadly our dialects are almost none existent since the advent of first Radio and then TV - but some where truly foreign languages and some words no-one has any idea where they came from. Where I live the dialect was peppered with Saxon, even now the plural is still used as in 'they birds' when speaking of more than one bird - and you are right it was frowned upon and said to be 'common' -'don't play with those children they are common' - so sad - many regret it now, I certainly miss the colourful dialects which expressed a different and wonderful philosophy and described another world.

    Even so the Norman's language could be clourful too but married to the Church which possibly explains our lingering puritanism still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    considering "the Sussex Downs"

    American english and British english.....some of the words mean different things. Some expressions that may seem normal and neutral to you may not fly so well here.. and vise versa.
    I know sweet - some differences in the meanings of the same words are funny others rather odd. I am not sure where I expected this thread to go ---- I just threw it out there ----- the snobbery of words.

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