On historical principles I suppose we have to accept this bastard word into the contemporary International English language - language is a living thing and can't be preserved in a pristine state. Common usage is what dictates its growth or degeneration. Does anybody have any idea how long this unfortunate verb has been with us? —This unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) at 12:57, 20 June 2010.
- On burglarize it says from 1871, without a source. I don't know. Do your own research. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:01, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
- This spelling is actually very rare because British English doesn't currently use the word. Even before the back-formation of the verb "to burgle", the z spelling was more common in British English according to the OED. Dbfirs 13:04, 8 November 2018 (UTC)