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George E. Outland

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George Elmer Outland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1947
Preceded byJohn Carl Hinshaw
Succeeded byErnest K. Bramblett
Personal details
BornOctober 8, 1906
Ventura County, California
 United States
DiedMarch 2, 1981 (age 74)
Anacortes, Washington
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionPolitician

George Elmer Outland (October 8, 1906 – March 2, 1981) was a Democratic United States Congressman from California.

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Follow Langfocus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Hello everyone. Welcome to the Langfocus channel and my name is Paul. A couple of months back I made a video about whether English is really a Germanic language or not. And I made the rather controversial statement that in a sense, English is a hybrid language because so much of its vocabulary comes from the Romance languages and other languages. That statement was controversial because the core of English is indeed Germanic. And, it is actually possible to speak English with mostly or even entirely Germanic words. For example, instead of saying "literature" (which is a Romance word) you could say "bookcraft". Or, instead of saying "ancestor" you could say "forekind". It's not exactly easy to speak that way all the time but it is possible. There is actually a movement to create and to promote a new form of English like this that stripped off all of its non-Germanic influences so that English would basically became the language that it would have been if it had not been influenced by Romance languages and by Greek and others. Some people refer to this strictly-Germanic form of English as "Anglish" because it's supposed to take English back to its Anglo-Saxon roots. Anglish is a form of English "linguistic purism". Anglish seeks to achieve the Germanic "purity" of English in a few different ways: First, by choosing existing Germanic words rather than their Romance equivalents. Two; by reviving obsolete Germanic words. Three; by adopting words from Old English or other Germanic languages. Four; by creating new words based on Old English or other Germanic roots. So take this simple sentence: "The man forgot his rainshade at home." What do you think "rainshade" means? Something that provides shade from the rain. If you guessed "umbrella", that's right. "Rainshade" is a new word created from 'rain' and 'shade' and is based on the word 'sunshade'. "Umbrella" is a loanword from the Italian "ombrella". All of the other words in this sentence are regular English words of Germanic origin. And you probably noticed that the words are not changed into Old English - they're all in modern English just without the non-Germanic elements. Another example: "I onlook the man since he's very ithand." Now here's the original sentence I wrote in Standard English: "I respect the man because he's very industrious." "Onlook" comes from the Old English "anléc" - 'to observe' or 'to regard' - but it seems the sense has been extended to mean 'regard positively' or 'respect'. Now, why did I change the word 'because'? Well, because the 'cause' - part of 'because' - is of Romance origin. 'Since' is just a Germanic alternative to 'because'. "Ithand" is a real English word which is still used in some English dialects of Northern England and (I believe) also in Scotland. And, of course, when I speak of that man who's very ithand I'm referring to a nameknown showplayer I've seen on the farseeer. Hm, "a nameknown showplayer I've seen on the farseeer". Here's the original phrase in Standard English: "A famous actor I've seen on the television." "Nameknown" is a newly ashapen (created) word that comes from 'name' and 'known' - markedly. And "showplayer" is another melding (combination) of two bestanding (existing) words. And "farseeer" is a likeness of the German word "Fernseher". In everyday talk, we deal with a lot of Germanic words. But for some underwarps (topics) like witship (science) we deal with many more outland (foreign) words. In 1989, author Paul Anderson forlaid a well-known writ named "Uncleftish Beholding" - which means 'atomic theory' - in thoroughly Germanic English without any outland words. Let's take a look at some of that writ. *see text on screen* "Being" is used instead of 'existence'. "Worldken" means 'physics'. "Beholding" means 'theory', "stuff" (I believe) means 'matter' "work" (I think) means 'energy' and "workstead" means 'workplace'. *see text on screen* "Firststuffs" are elements. "Sundry" means 'various'. This is a regular English word, it's just less common than 'various'. "Waterstuff" means 'hydrogen', "barest" means 'simplest' and "ymirstuff" means 'Uranium'. In my wen (opinion), this seems like English, but somewhat weird English. Anglish is interesting because by trying to read it or use it, we get a sense of just how much we normally rely on non-Germanic vocabulary when we speak English. On the other hand, you learn that it is possible to speak English without any non-Germanic words if you're willing to use some archaic vocabulary or new vocabulary based on Germanic roots. The grammar is the same - so it's mainly a matter of consciously substituting different vocabulary. So, the question of the day: What do you thing of "linguistic purism" like Anglish? Do you think there's any REASON to remove foreign influences from a language? Or do you see those influences as just part of the language's development? Let us know in the comments down below! You can find more about Anglish at anglish.wikia.com Be sure to follow Langfocus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and I'd like to say thank you to all of my Patreon supporters - especially these ones right here for their monthly pledges. Thanks for watching and have a - lovely - day!

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Biography

George Elmer Outland was born in Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, on October 8, 1906. He attended public schools and Whittier College in California, where he received an A.B., in 1928. He received his M.A. from Harvard University in 1929, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1937. He also attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Outland served as assistant director of boy's work, Hale House, Boston, Massachusetts, from 1928–1930, director of boy's work, Denison House, Boston, Mass., from 1929–1933, Neighborhood House, Los Angeles, California., from 1933 and 1934; supervisor of boys' welfare for Federal Transient Service of Southern California in 1934 and 1935; and director of New Haven Community College in 1935 and 1936. Outland was also a prolific amateur photographer and one of his favorite subjects was baseball. In 2009, McFarland & Company collected several of his photos into Baseball Visions of the Roaring Twenties: a Fan's Photographs of over 400 Players and Ballparks of the Era with text by Outland's son John.[note 1]

He was an instructor at Yale University 1935-1937, and served on the faculty of Santa Barbara State College, from 1937-1942.[1]

Outland was a delegate to the California State Democratic Conventions from 1942–1950, and was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943–January 3, 1947). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. Outland was later a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions, 1944 and 1948; was chairman of the Democratic State policy committee from 1948 to 1950.

Later in life, he was a professor at San Francisco State College from 1947–1972. Outland resided in Anacortes, Washington, where he died March 2, 1981. Outland was cremated and his ashes are interred at Pierce Cemetery, Santa Paula, California.

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Notes

  1. ^ ISBN 978-0786441235

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Carl Hinshaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th congressional district

1943–1947
Succeeded by
Ernest K. Bramblett
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