邪悪歌 wrote: I was kidding about all the other european languages in favor of romance loanwords... if I was really trying to be racist I would've been more serious about it... although I do favor germanic loanwords in general over others
That's the thing, it's stuff many people say half-kidding, but which betrays a very real bias underneath. Often it's like racist jokes told by an otherwise not racist (or not particularly racist) person - they're funny only insomuch as there's real racism justifying it.
I like Old English better than Spanish (although I like Spanish a lot), by the way. But I feel people who favour Germanic loanwords and who would want to get rid of Romance words in English have no understanding of what English is, of its history and character.