Sorry dumbass, but the Germans brought English to Britain when they invaded.
Your error is assuming that English is merely Anglo-Saxon. That's highly misleading. English as we know it is actually an extended development of distinct traditions: Latin, Anglo-Saxon German, and Norse (Norman french) broken into three big periods: Old English, Middle English, and Modern English.
The anglo-saxon component is the earliest contribution to English, as I said, from 8th-10th century. They mixed with the native semi-Romanized populations and spoke what we call "Old English." Which is nothing like modern English or even Middle English. Their contribution's often reflect the guttural, mono-syllabic words today (ie good, to, house, fuck, etc).
By the 11th century onward, we see massive changes in the language away from its germanic root. This is known as Middle English, and lasted until approximately the 15th century and was the product of two cultures intermixing on the Island
By that time Latin, Old Norse (the language of the Viking invaders), and especially the Anglo-Norman French of the dominant class after the Norman Conquest in 1066 had begun to have a substantial impact on the lexicon, and the well-developed inflectional system that typifies the grammar of Old English had begun to break down
. The changes are so significant in fact, the Language becomes nearly completely unrecognizable except for base words and some grammar
[The] change ha[d] so transformed English that we must look carefully to find points
of resemblance between the language of the tenth century and our own
According to Merriam-Webster, modern English is very clearly not Anglo-Saxon and developed within England as a result of the amalgamation of different linguistic traditions after 1066.
English was not brought to England. A component of modern English--we call Old English-- was, which then had additional components brought to the island from Norman France,which blended with and supplanted traditions existing to form something very different, yet combinatoric. Middle English is not Old English, and Modern English is not Middle English. Modern English is the evolution of the language through all these periods.
So yes, once again, I am right, as always. . British English is a creation of the peoples who lived in the British Islands. British as a people and English as a language are themselves a confluence of many cultures that came in contact on the island, each bringing a separate component that together, formed Modern English.
lol. Again, nothing untrue. British "invented" English lol.http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/history.htm