the waiter at olive garden has been grating my cheese for 6 hours now waiting for me to say when. customers are screaming. three people have died. I will not yield.
Quotable - Anthony Burgess, born 25 February 1917, died 22 November 1993
Burgess: on the fate of the English language
'English has a strange knack of doing well for itself, however much the old guard booms about threats to purity, the dangers of pollution. English did well out of the Danish and Norman invaders; it will continue to profit from the strange loan-forms and coinages of the mixed populations that—in both England and America—represent the new ethnological order. Whatever form of English ultimately prevails—the British or the American variety—it will still be a great and rich and perpetually growing language, the most catholic medium of communication that the world has ever seen.
Language survives everything—corruption, misuse, ignorance, ineptitude. Linking man to man in the dark, it brought man out of the dark. It is the human glory which antecedes all others. It merits not only our homage but our constant and intelligent study.’
~ Language Made Plain by Anthony Burgess
Couples who play together stay together.
As I look off to the side of my blog and read the description I realize just how little of a compendium of beauty and nonsense this remains to be. Well, no longer! Beauty and nonsense are necessities of life and so those of you who follow me to gain some should have it! :)
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Peace, Love and Happy Thoughts for you all,