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Strett

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Polly has a point.

The 1169 invasion was Norman. The first Norman king to speak English as a first language wasn't until Edward III in the 1330s.

But conquest and enslavement only counts when it's the English doing it
When I was learning French recently I seem to remember my tutor informing me that over 30% of English words are French; it helped me enormously when you realise you already know 1000s of words.

For example all English words suffixed in ...ance, are the same in French, just spoken with a comedy French accent.
 

da fuq

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You can never watch enough porn sites
What is wrong with you

Erectile dysfunction again?
You poor fella

Did you see lots of adds for porn when you clicked on the link?

What were they - just out of interest


So Polly are you ever going to answer this question?

What porn adds did you see when you clicked on the link?
 

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Pope John XXIII

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When I was learning French recently I seem to remember my tutor informing me that over 30% of English words are French; it helped me enormously when you realise you already know 1000s of words.

For example all English words suffixed in ...ance, are the same in French, just spoken with a comedy French accent.
And why we have French words for meat on a plate and English words for the animals in the field; due to the enslavement of the English that never happened
 

Strett

Vital 1st Team Regular
Nothing as they didn’t.
So, I assume then, that you can clearly show in a link, or other such citation that "Brexiters aren’t all idiotic racists, but all idiotic racists are brexiters"

If you can't then it'll be filed with other made-up shit :-)
 
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Strett

Vital 1st Team Regular
And why we have French words for meat on a plate and English words for the animals in the field; due to the enslavement of the English that never happened
Generally yes, but not all. Rabbit, lamb, chicken, duck are a few off the top of my head. Working around a French menu is a game* in itself, some local dishes have no English translation.

*No pun intended.
 

Pope John XXIII

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Generally yes, but not all. Rabbit, lamb, chicken, duck are a few off the top of my head. Working around a French menu is a game* in itself, some local dishes have no English translation.

*No pun intended.
I'm being disingenuous actually; the Normans were not keen on direct slavery believe it or not. Slavery was much more common under Saxon rule (around 10-15% of the population) but that went down to less than 5% under the Normans. They preferred the semi slavery of serfdom instead.
 

Basha73

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I'm being disingenuous actually; the Normans were not keen on direct slavery believe it or not. Slavery was much more common under Saxon rule (around 10-15% of the population) but that went down to less than 5% under the Normans. They preferred the semi slavery of serfdom instead.
Not sure how much better serfdom was at times depending on the brutality of the local lord.
 

Pope John XXIII

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Not sure how much better serfdom was at times depending on the brutality of the local lord.
With the wrong lord it was considerably worse than slavery with a reasonable (or largely absent) master.

The "right of the first night" was an especially awful clause (though far more likely to be invoked in Normandy than in England)