anglo-saxon anglo-saxon

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest
  2. (n) a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'
  3. (n) English prior to about 1100
  4. (adj) of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language

Usage(s):

  • For the rest of the world, otherwise adrift in a sea of what the French call "le mdia anglo-saxon," it's available via the Internet.

News

  • Le Mans 24 Hours - Scrutineering procedures

    Scrutineering (originally weigh-in in French) is a rather quaint word! It goes back to the dawn of motor racing when the ‘verifs’ or the Anglo-Saxon word ‘scrutineering’ had not yet even been invented! Whatever! During the two days the ten or so scrutineers will do much more than just weigh the cars or take a close look at them. It’s a long job combining patience and rigour to check ... Keep ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Motorsport.com

Quotes

  1. "Listen, this is a special approach in the Anglo-Saxon countries," said Sepp of hand-wringing at the former England captain's alleged philandering. "If this had happened in, let's say, Latin countries then I think he would have been...
    on Feb 11, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Guardian

  2. "The Anglo-Saxon culture fascinates me," Betsen, 34, told French daily L'Equipe. "It would have perhaps been easier to sign for Toulon or someone else in France, but I wanted to take a risk and discover something different - another language,...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Serge Betsen Source: Blackpool Gazette

  3. Clinton explained that in the "tradition in Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence," a fetus is not considered a person until the mother gives birth.
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: FOXNews

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