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And the Romans, Greeks, Indians, Germans, Vikings, Celts, Saxons, Picts, even the Australain Inflection has crept into the usage... just about every country has exported people here, and elements of their language have been absorbed.
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I think the Fresians would beg to differ and the Irish would probably claim it was the other was around but I get your point; being a mostly Irish slightly Viking Englishman born in a Roman city at the heart of the Fresian empire where ~Celtic Aelfred broke the power of the Danelaw it's easy to get mixed up.
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
So one day a kid was bored while being at the local Zoo and kept pestering his Dad to go and play.
Eventually his dad agreed, took him over to the lion enclosure, threw him in and said: There ya go, play dead...