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29 June 2010

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.”

— attribution of quote still in question, but ain’t it lovely?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Sarah permalink
    18 July 2010 12:38 am

    Love it. Would like to print it up and hang it on my wall. Because I’m a nerd too?

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