“Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.”
“The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
— James Nicoll
We have not succeeded in answering all your problems.
The answers we have found only serve to raise a whole set of new questions.
In some ways we feel we are as confused as ever, but we believe we are confused on a higher level and about more important things.