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Why should we, God-fearing Americans, used phrases from this cursed language, when there are perfectly good ENGLISH words to replace them? If it was good enough for Dickens, Blake, God, and Christ, why then is it not suited for our mouthes, our pens, or any other instrument of communication at our command, that we must resort to French? Tete-a-Tete, for example, can easily be rendered into concise and unequivocal English, a 'conference conducted in privy'. Additionally, Avant-garde can be easily rendered as 'on the forefront', 'innovative', &c. Why should we attempt to even add anything from that abhorred language to our sacred tongue?
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Um... Not everyone here is American. Not all Americans are god-fearing. French isn't a cursed language. English isn't sacred.

American English is a mixture of many languages, including French. I don't see your issue with taking words from another language.
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Chill.
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habercrombie wrote:

Um... Not everyone here is American. Not all Americans are god-fearing. French isn't a cursed language. English isn't sacred.

American English is a mixture of many languages, including French. I don't see your issue with taking words from another language.


What language is the Holy Bible, (KJV, of course) in? I think that's more than enough proof that our language is spiritually superior to French! In addition, it is pure blasphemy to say that our language has French in it, and that you should verify your statement instead of spreading this heresy! French is a pollutant of our blessed tongue, and we must all endeavour to stamp it out!
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habercrombie wrote:

Um... Not everyone here is American. Not all Americans are god-fearing. French isn't a cursed language. English isn't sacred.

American English is a mixture of many languages, including French. I don't see your issue with taking words from another language.


What language is the Holy Bible, (KJV, of course) in? I think that's more than enough proof that our language is spiritually superior to French! In addition, it is pure blasphemy to say that our language has French in it, and that you should verify your statement instead of spreading this heresy!


What language was the Bible originally written in? Certainly not English. Also KJV is an awful version of the Bible.
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HAhaha....this is funny....Im gonna keep my eye on this! VIVA LA FRANCE!
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habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:

Um... Not everyone here is American. Not all Americans are god-fearing. French isn't a cursed language. English isn't sacred.

American English is a mixture of many languages, including French. I don't see your issue with taking words from another language.


What language is the Holy Bible, (KJV, of course) in? I think that's more than enough proof that our language is spiritually superior to French! In addition, it is pure blasphemy to say that our language has French in it, and that you should verify your statement instead of spreading this heresy!


What language was the Bible originally written in? Certainly not English. Also KJV is an awful version of the Bible.


The King James Bible, comissioned by our deceased most sacred and pious soveriegn, King James I, filled with the Holy Spirit, commanded several blessed scholars to write the Holy Bible as God intended, in English. God dictated them to write, and, lo, they wrote as he commanded! Why, then, is it considered the most beautiful and poetic translation of the Bible? Because it isn't, it is God's dictation. 'Tis all well recorded facts by the way.
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Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, the saints of our time, how can they speak directly to the Lord and not know Hebrew? They don't need to because God speaks English!
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And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land.
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orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:

Um... Not everyone here is American. Not all Americans are god-fearing. French isn't a cursed language. English isn't sacred.

American English is a mixture of many languages, including French. I don't see your issue with taking words from another language.


What language is the Holy Bible, (KJV, of course) in? I think that's more than enough proof that our language is spiritually superior to French! In addition, it is pure blasphemy to say that our language has French in it, and that you should verify your statement instead of spreading this heresy!


What language was the Bible originally written in? Certainly not English. Also KJV is an awful version of the Bible.


The King James Bible, comissioned by our deceased most sacred and pious soveriegn, King James I, filled with the Holy Spirit, commanded several blessed scholars to write the Holy Bible as God intended, in English. God dictated them to write, and, lo, they wrote as he commanded! Why, then, is it considered the most beautiful and poetic translation of the Bible? Because it isn't, it is God's dictation.


Okay, first of all, you sure are a hilarious guy.

I thought you were American? If you are, then why do you do talk about King James, a British Monarch and his sacredness? Also anyone can rewrite the Bible in such a way.

What makes the English language so great?
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Learn History! English borrowed most of its vocabulary and spelling conventions from France, then slowly developed into English. Before that it was a mash up of a few other languages. Without French the English language would be very different.
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habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:

Um... Not everyone here is American. Not all Americans are god-fearing. French isn't a cursed language. English isn't sacred.

American English is a mixture of many languages, including French. I don't see your issue with taking words from another language.


What language is the Holy Bible, (KJV, of course) in? I think that's more than enough proof that our language is spiritually superior to French! In addition, it is pure blasphemy to say that our language has French in it, and that you should verify your statement instead of spreading this heresy!


What language was the Bible originally written in? Certainly not English. Also KJV is an awful version of the Bible.


The King James Bible, comissioned by our deceased most sacred and pious soveriegn, King James I, filled with the Holy Spirit, commanded several blessed scholars to write the Holy Bible as God intended, in English. God dictated them to write, and, lo, they wrote as he commanded! Why, then, is it considered the most beautiful and poetic translation of the Bible? Because it isn't, it is God's dictation.


Okay, first of all, you sure are a hilarious guy.

I thought you were American? If you are, then why do you do talk about King James, a British Monarch and his sacredness? Also anyone can rewrite the Bible in such a way.

What makes the English language so great?


I am indeed an American, and not, as you may, for some odd reason think, British.

The Bible cannot be rewritten in such as way that God's intention can be so lucidly defined! It is simply amazing how agreeable it is to God's consitution,. Of course, you may wonder, 'how do you know this?' to which I shall reply I am part of God's one true Church, the Anglican Church of America, and the book fits just snugly with our Theology.

There is many things absolutely fantastic about English. For example, other languages have academies headed by crowned academians who determines the propriety of the newest form of grammar, syntax, and orthography in their language, but us, no, not at all us. What is correct is determined through time and the mass. That being said, our language is much more democratic than those other languages that look to elites to determine what is right and what is wrong.
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Learn History! English borrowed most of its vocabulary and spelling conventions from France, then slowly developed into English. Before that it was a mash up of a few other languages. Without French the English language would be very different.


I consider myself quite learned in that art, and I challenge you to prove such baseless claims!

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haha.... you are praising a British monarch and stating that the Anglican Church of America, which comes from the Anglican Church, is God's church.. That sounds so Un-american.

Also the Anglican Church was Henry VII's way to get out of his marriage.... I don't see how that's God's church... of course, KJV fits in with your theology.. both were made in the people with similar mindsets

But there are some many different version of English, along with other languages. The reason for the elites is to make it easier to communicate with equal rules. English has its advantages, but still not the greatest language.
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And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land.


You best be trollin', son.
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