In article <***@mid.individual.net>,
Michael R N Dolbear <***@physics.org> wrote:
>"James Nicoll" wrote in message news:email@example.com...
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>Lynn McGuire <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>>On 6/12/2018 10:48 PM, James Nicoll wrote:
>>> In article <email@example.com>,
>>> Lynn McGuire <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi James,
>>>> Ok, which quote is correct ?
âThe problem with defending the purity of the English
>>>> English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We
>>>> words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways
>>>> to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new
>>>> "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
>>>> seems to work very hard at working in new discoveries into his Glum
>>>> Future but alas, his future is glum and not that well
>>>> agree to the former but not the latter.
>>> The first. The second is from a tshirt someone did.
>>Interestingly, while the Red Chinese government (at least, one of its
>minor educational functionaries) was kind enough to ask if they could
>use the correct, attributed, version in an ESL text, David Weber just
>appropriated the knock-off version for one of his books. I used to get
>annoyed when people monetized my material without as much as a by your
>leave but now I use it as a brown M&M.
>Are you claiming the second version as your copyright directly or as a
>derivative work by someone else?
The t shirt was inspired by my quotation.
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