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Can we find a reference for "(sometimes called Anglo-Saxon, though Tolkien disliked the term)"? This statement is questioned on the lotrplaza.com (see post of 10/Aug/2010 at 4:06pm). Otherwise we should perhaps remove the statement. --Morgan 01:42, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, according to Ederchil at Talk:Anglo-Saxon. But I can't check that myself. —Aulë the Smith (Tk·Cb) 10:11, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Checked up. The current wording is a bit harsh. Page xii (Introduction) only mantions Tolkien "avoided" the word Anglo-Saxon. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:20, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Looks better now. The "apparently" is appropriate I think - I checked the Letters this morning looking for a reference for this and Tolkien uses Anglo-Saxon at least as often as Old English. —Aulë the Smith (Tk·Cb) 22:04, 19 August 2010 (UTC)