and it wasn’t “stealing” so much as “being invaded by French-speaking Vikings and forced to adopt their language (and spelling) for a couple centuries.” English as a language is guilty of a lot of bullshit, but our use of French wasn’t exactly by our own volition.
i feel like ‘restaurant’ shouldnt be spelled like that
les anglophones volent des mots à d’autres langues puis chialent parce qu’ils ne sont pas orthographiés comme ils le voudraient
but the french steal words from other languages too like ???? ??