[Sca-cooks] OT: trying to find quote

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 4 10:57:28 PDT 2007

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"
 From 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 


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