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oh what the hell..

I see lots of other people doing it.

Its question month. So go ahead and ask.

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rephetibel
Mar. 2nd, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Why does fridge have a "d" in it? Refrigerator doesn't.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 2nd, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Actually,
Actually, I know the answer to that one: "frige" and "frig" are not clearly pronounced like "fridge" so it's basically a kludge so folks will say it right.

Why is "f**k" a swear word?

-No
rephetibel
Mar. 3rd, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Actually, I know the answer to that one. In the years following the Norman invasion of England, there were two languages in use; Norman french and Anglo-Saxon. For a while there were two words for everything; the snooty upperclass Norman french word and the conquered lowerclass Anglo-Saxon word. F**k was Anglo-Saxon which made it a pig language word that "nice" people didn't say. ("Eat" and "dine" are examples that are still with us from that time.)
ross_teneyck
Mar. 3rd, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
I've heard it said that English came about entirely so that Norman knights could hit on Anglo-Saxon barmaids.
hitchhiker
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
... and was as legitimate as any of the other products of said enterprise
mollygm
Mar. 3rd, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
how much did you pay for those wooden paint cup holders?
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