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Thread #150706   Message #3512617
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-May-13 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why was this thread closed?
Subject: RE: BS: Why was this thread closed?
There is little point in arguing the finer points of the English language with the semi-literate (exampl- G. S. S.).
The English language, at its best in Oxbridge and debased by the common herd, with regard to word formation, has complex roots, but sensibly the Greek-Latin base is used in the Oxford English Dictionary rather than the derivative French.
G. S. S. would never understand, but I will briefly summarize the explanation given in The Oxford English Dictionary.