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    The first recognizable language that we call English arrived in England probably around the mid 5th century, but it is completely unintelligible today. At that time, the French were speaking a Latin that was still intelligible in Rome. The first evidence we have for “Old French” came from the 8th century.

    Now check this out ...

    The United States has never had an official language. 32 states have made laws giving official status to English, but there is no such law on the federal level. And yet we've all heard the argument, “This is America—speak English.” ... In fact, there are as many as 350 different languages spoken across the country.

    So now we have it... English came from England! NOT the USA
    A colloquial saying. It means that people who don't like you will always find a reason to dislike you, no matter how stupid that reason may be.

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    English came from England! NOT the USA


    No way. Consider myself educated as a kinder on grandpas knee after hearing that one. But yeah proof or it isnt real. Pictures please. Its easier for me to read those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsteroidX View Post
    No way. Consider myself educated as a kinder on grandpas knee after hearing that one. But yeah proof or it isnt real. Pictures please. Its easier for me to read those.
    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/20/u...rnd/index.html

    A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the US has no official language.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_English

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langua..._United_States

    Enjoy! Maybe learn something new
    A colloquial saying. It means that people who don't like you will always find a reason to dislike you, no matter how stupid that reason may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCTCOM View Post
    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/20/u...rnd/index.html

    A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the US has no official language.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_English

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langua..._United_States

    Enjoy! Maybe learn something new
    Yea wiki isn't a good source. It's like citing a 5 year old.
    Last edited by Mrwidoes; 05-11-2019 at 05:37 PM.
    In the wise words of my professor.. Did you read?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwidoes View Post
    If you're referring to me, rest assured I am not born nor do I live there.
    That's my general impression. If I had meant you, I would have put an @your nickname in front of the post. If you feel addressed, that is
    not my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwidoes View Post
    Yea wiki isn't a good source. It's like citing a 5 year old.
    Try asking a English Teacher and you will get the same answer as I have given you
    A colloquial saying. It means that people who don't like you will always find a reason to dislike you, no matter how stupid that reason may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCTCOM View Post
    Try asking a English Teacher and you will get the same answer as I have given you
    From grade 3 to college/uni every single one of my teachers/profs told me to not use Wikipedia as anyone can edit it. I have literally gone to my highschools wikipedia page and put BIG DICK as the principals name then published it. I think I'll listen to them rather than you. Sorry, not sorry.
    In the wise words of my professor.. Did you read?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Player01 View Post
    Seeing as Rift is an International game, can we use the international spelling of English words instead of the modified American version - this will also be useful for people who are learning our language.
    Jæja, after having to go through 15 years of different spelling in World of Warcraft, I learned that as a "gaming English", rather than "American English". Not to mention that the other game I played, Lord of the Rings Online, had everything in the normal English English.

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