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About old english

Many people refer to any older form of English as “Old English,” but this is properly a technical term for Anglo-Saxon, the original language in which Beowulf was written. Norman French combined with Old English to create Middle English, one form of which was used by Geoffrey Chaucer to write The Canterbury Tales. By Shakespeare’s time the language is modern English, though it may seem antique to modern readers who aren’t used to it. There are many “Old English” typefaces which have nothing to do with the Old English language.

old english Meaning(s)

  • (n) English prior to about 1100

old english in News

  1. School Denies 11-Year-Old Lunch Until His Parents Pay $2.75 They Owe

    An 11-year-old English boy was left in tears after lunchroom staffers told him they would not feed him until his parents paid the £1.75, or $2.75, balance on their account. The boy’s father, Gary Lynn, is accusing the school of “physical and emotional neglect” of his son, Jacob. The Paignton school told BBC News that the staff was just “abiding by the rules.” Lynn said the lunch rule at Hayes ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Opposing Views

  2. English wins first PGA Tour title in Memphis

    (Reuters) - Harris English overcame a shaky start, then took advantage of a late collapse by fellow American Scott Stallings to clinch his maiden PGA Tour title with a two-shot victory at the St Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday. The 23-year-old English birdied two of the last three holes at the TPC Southwind to close with a one-under-par 69, ending a roller-coaster final round where ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Golf-English wins first PGA Tour title in Memphis

    June 9 (Reuters) - Harris English took advantage of a late collapse by fellow American Scott Stallings to clinch his maiden PGA Tour title with a two-shot victory at the St Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday. The 23-year-old English birdied two of the last three holes at the TPC Southwind to close with a one-under-par 69, ending a roller-coaster final round where he and Stallings had ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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