Comment: A huge part of what has made

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A huge part of what has made

A huge part of what has made English so powerful -- the most widely published and the current international language -- is its long history of assimilation.

I doubt that the Norse or the Normandy invasions of England were any less frustrating for native English speakers living side by side with folks who spoke differently than many American English speakers are by the current influx of Spanish, Hindi, Arabic speakers.

It's not always a pleasant process...but its results are beautiful.