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OP This is from the Peterborough column of the Daily Telegraph.
Promoting his book The Year 1000 at an Oldie launch yesterday Robert Lacey paid tribute to the endurance of Anglo-Saxon vocabulary with a quotation from Churchill: "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills: we shall never surrender."
"All of these are Anglo-Saxon words," pronounced Lacey proudly. Then, after a moments thought: "Except the last one, which is a French concept."
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