Path: gmdzi!unido!mcsun!uunet!aplcen!uakari.primate.wisc.edu!zaphod.mps.ohio-state.edu!usc!cs.utexas.edu!news-server.csri.toronto.edu!utgpu!watserv1!maytag!watdragon!watyew!jdnicoll From: jdnic...@watyew.uwaterloo.ca (Brian or James) Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf-lovers Subject: The King's English Message-ID: <1990May15.email@example.com> Date: 15 May 90 15:53:09 GMT References: <9005111639.AA25393@rutgers.edu> <8052@paperboy.OSF.ORG> <4126@thebes.Thalatta.COM> <1990May15.083934.2532@Neon.Stanford.EDU> Sender: dae...@watdragon.waterloo.edu (Owner of Many System Processes) Organization: University of Waterloo Lines: 11 Posted: Tue May 15 16:53:09 1990 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 riffle their pockets for new vocabulary. I have a friend who has a wonderful tirade about the incorrectness of trying to 1: Map Latin grammar onto English He's an English teacher, BTW. I don't think he's likely to win mass coverts, alas. JDN
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