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Why 'gotten'? It is American not English

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Jackie Szymanska A fine example is William Shakespeare Henry VI pt 2 Jack Cade hath gotten London Bridge. Cannot get more British really.
Robert Robinson A little Google will go a long way: "Gotten. Just seeing the word is enough to set the hair of some British English speakers on end. Yet, despite the many claims that it is an Americanism, it is most definitely of British origin and the Oxford English Dictionary traces its first use to the 4th century.Nov 30, 2009"
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