History of English (Not!)

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Tue Aug 1 18:59:40 UTC 2000

You never know what you can find on the Web. Here's the history of English as
one person sees it.
Disclaimer: So as not to confuse anyone, I will declare that this isn't the
history I'd recommend.

>>Most of the words in the English language were made up by the Benedictines
and grammarians in their scriptoria, some later evolved from the words these
linguists invented. The monks did the word construction mostly by writing a
short sentence describing the subject in Basque. In some cases they used
wisecracks or jokes, even crude remarks and personal feelings. <<

- Allan Metcalf

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