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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.
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?
Last edited by OlGuy; 13th July 2016 at 10:38 AM.
Even so the Norman's language could be clourful too but married to the Church which possibly explains our lingering puritanism still.