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Talk:Anglo-Saxon

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English native speaker: a white speaker of English as a first language copywrite MSN Encarta... someone paraphrase it!

The example I am thinking of is "Often Asian people choose to adopt an Anglo-Saxon name when they are in English speaking countries"

Anyone agree?

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Anglo-Saxon

Rfv-sense: noun, “Modern countries or societies based on or influenced by English customs.” I don’t know what this is supposed to mean, and the plural grammatical number just confuses the definition. Is Canada an Anglo-Saxon? Are the collective countries of the Commonwealth of Nations an Anglo-Saxon? Michael Z. 2014-01-01 20:50 z

I'd just remove it without bothering to wait for this RFV to fail. There's no noun sense corresponding to adjective sense 2. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 07:50, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I would wait out the RFV just in case some citations pop up. --WikiTiki89 14:03, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
Certainly anglo-saxon is used in French as an adjective in a similar way. Such as 'the Anglo-Saxon model' (used by Britain and America). Mglovesfun (talk) 04:17, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
As an adjective, sure; in English too. But this RFV is for the noun Anglo-Saxon, which really only refers to the Germanic-speaking settlers of Great Britain between about the 5th and 11th centuries AD. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 08:30, 3 January 2014 (UTC)