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There, sir, and attack upon my language! what do you think of that? an aspersion upon my parts of speech! was ever such a brute! Sure, if I reprehend any thing in this world it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!
Richard Sheridan, Mrs. Malaprop in The Rivals, 1775
Posted on February 17, 1999 at 12:48 PM