Much love to Language Log for this quote from James D. Nicoll:
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.The hilarity in the original "Speak English, Your(sic) in America Now" article that inspired the Language Log post is even better when you keep Nicoll's quote in mind.
Is it just me, or are the most rabid "English - only" devotees simply unable to write a proper sentence in the language they defend so stridently?
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