WORDS ABOUT WORDS
Speakers of English love words: individual words, French words, German words, Japanese words, Yiddish words, Russian words, Melanesian words, Spanish words, indeed any and all words. In sum, 'English' is less the name for a clearly defined language than for an obsessive attitude toward the fundamental tools of language.
Covey MacGregor, American writer, Bethump'd With Words, 1998
Posted on August 8, 2000 at 9:34 AM