[Sca-cooks] : trying to find quote
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Jun 4 10:55:35 PDT 2007
It turns up in a variety of versions like here--
The earliest I found was
*Fuzzy Sapiens* by H. Beam Piper (1964) /
"*English* is the result of *Norman* *soldiers* attempting to pick up
Anglo-Saxon *barmaids*, and is no more legitimate than any of the other
Kirsten Houseknecht wrote:
> ok, can any of you folks find the complete version of this quote for me? and
> the author if possible
> "english is the language norman soldiers used to pick up saxon barmaids...."
> i know there is a bit in there about "but they lacked the ____ to express
> these concepts"
> Kirsten Houseknecht
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