WORDS ABOUT WORDS
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that the English language is as pure as a crib-house whore. It not only borrows words from other languages; it has on occasion chased other languages down dark alley-ways, clubbed them unconscious and rifled their pockets for new vocabulary.
James Nicoll, can.general, March 21, 1992
Posted on October 14, 2003 at 7:46 AM