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Old 03-04-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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And yet... it is not German.

That's a different language.


Well, it gets most of its Latin influence from French (which is not Latin).

And yet... English is not Latin, and it is not French.


Of course my point holds.

The English language that we speak today was created by the English in England.

Not in America by Americans.


I guess if you can't tell them apart, maybe. For the rest of us, it serves quite well.


Who's we?"

You have a mouse in your pocket?

Your confused & off topic
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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English is Germanic.....
And also derives from Latin.
So your point does not hold.

Cats.Skunks is a poor illustration.

We still reserve the right
The right to what?
Look even more absurd as a country?
Holey moley, how dumb.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Many countries have their languages named after their country.

Like

China =Chinese
Italia = Italian

Etc....


What are your thoughts?
I think we should call the body of water south of the "gulf-states" the Gulf of America.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Many countries have their languages named after their country.

Like

China =Chinese
Italia = Italian

Etc....


What are your thoughts?
God save the queen.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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In Many countries that have the language named after their country, there are many other languages spoken. So your point does not prove much.

A country can choose what language it wants to call its language.

In The USA we are called Americans. We can choose to call the English lingo American.
No, in the USA, many people call themselves Americans; not all.

Feel free to go out there and try to change the name of our language and suffer the snickers that will come your way.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Your confused & off topic
Or you're wrong.

(Note the clever and convenient use of the apostrophe in the word "you're." In the English language, that's called a "contraction." It represents a shortening of two separate words into one, more compact, more economic word. Perhaps you do not have those in the American language.)
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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(Note the clever and convenient use of the apostrophe in the word "you're." In the English language, that's called a "contraction." It represents a shortening of two separate words into one, more compact, more economic word. Perhaps you do not have those in the American language.)
Oh, snap!
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Or you're wrong.

(Note the clever and convenient use of the apostrophe in the word "you're." In the English language, that's called a "contraction." It represents a shortening of two separate words into one, more compact, more economic word. Perhaps you do not have those in the American language.)
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Or you're wrong.

(Note the clever and convenient use of the apostrophe in the word "you're." In the English language, that's called a "contraction." It represents a shortening of two separate words into one, more compact, more economic word. Perhaps you do not have those in the American language.)
You don't start a sentence with Or
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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You don't start a sentence with Or
Actually, yes. You do.

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