Bad words

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 8 16:54:44 UTC 2002

At 11:24 AM -0400 7/8/02, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>Campbell's editorial is embarrassingly inaccurate in a number of
>ways. (E.g., DEFECATE is not a word borrowed from French; the
>language of 11th century England was English, NOT German; etc.) It
>would be a good exam question for a History of English course to ask
>a class to point out all the errors in this little piece.
Several such errors come down to the indiscriminate use of "German"
for "Germanic".


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