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.


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,

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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