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From: jdnic...@watyew.uwaterloo.ca (Brian or James)
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Subject: The King's English
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Date: 15 May 90 15:53:09 GMT
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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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