2018-06-13 01:43:42 UTC
Ok, which quote is correct ?
“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.”
"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."
BTW, my second favorite of your quotes on the azquotes site is “Ben Bova
seems to work very hard at working in new discoveries into his Glum
Future but alas, his future is glum and not that well written.”. I
agree to the former but not the latter.