Some Thoughts on the English Language

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
Clarence Darrow (1857 – 1938)

The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary.
Dave Kellett, Sheldon, 02-01-09

If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.
Doug Larson

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), Pygmalion (1916) preface

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.
Robert Graves (1895 – 1985)

Here will be an old abusing of God’s patience and the king’s English.
William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, Act 1 scene 4

4 responses to “Some Thoughts on the English Language

  1. Love stuff like this.
    Just visited DrowseyMonkey for the first time.
    She has a widget called ‘FREE RICE’.


  2. The one thing about English is how easy it is to have infinitives split 😀


  3. What’s this with Perth – do you live there?


  4. Me or him? I don’t, he does sometimes.


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