Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth of July and a great quote!

My sister, the retired English teacher, sent me a quote I just have to share:
"English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar."

Don't believe us? Check out this old post with a great video: History of the English Language

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

9 comments:

  1. Ha!! LOVE that quote! I've been saying for years that English grammar doesn't make sense.

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    1. Not really, does it? But we love the flexible vocabulary. ; )

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  2. Happy Fourth of July!
    I do so love English [g]

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    1. You have to admit that English can be devilish though.

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  3. Happy 4th to you, too! [g]

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  4. What a great quote, Zan. Thanks for sharing. It would go quite a way in explaining why our language is so complex!

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    1. I used to have so much fun teaching Latin with only one word for big. I made the kiddies list as many English words are they could and it was a long list.! ; )

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  5. Hahaha that's an excellent quote. Love it. ^_^

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