WORDS ABOUT WORDS
The best thing about the English language is the fact that you can pretty much make it up as you go along. It can be bent and stretched like a piece of Plasticene unlike French and German, which are made rigid by committees deciding from on high whether or not new words or spellings should be admitted to the official lexicon.
Lynsey Hanley, British journalist, The Observer, November 13, 2005
Posted on November 25, 2005 at 10:30 AM