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Re: Re: Life at the Monastery Chapter 2

by davorg (Chancellor)
on Dec 15, 2000 at 02:42 UTC ( #46738=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Life at the Monastery Chapter 2
in thread Life at the Monastery Chapter 2

The way I understand it, the Americans spellings were the ones that were current in the 17th Century. It was only after they left that we changed the spellings due to the influence of the Hugenots.

Doesn't make them any more right, of course :)

Oh and, of course, most of the really good swear words are almost unchanged since they were used by the Anglo-Saxons.


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