Friday, July 28, 2006

The Truth about English

The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

James Nicoll

or paraphrased, in "modern" English:
English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mimi said...

Bwahahahahahahaha. So true.

Sat Jul 29, 01:22:00 am 2006  
Blogger Francis said...

Ahahaha. Who gave you that idea? Hm? Oh, yeah...me.

Sat Jul 29, 10:20:00 am 2006  
Blogger Ian said...

So very true: and why I love English. Such a mongrel of a language. :)

Sun Jul 30, 07:40:00 pm 2006  

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