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Scot-free vs. scot free

November 20, 2017 Editing Tags: , , , , , ,

Let’s get technical: scot-free The Saxons had a fascinating habit of invading people groups and assimilating words and phrases, such as scot-free, into their lexicon without much fanfare. They came, they conquered, they learned new words. As a result, today’s English language offers fascinating opportunities for studying word roots. Unsuspecting writers, even native-born English speakers,

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