Friday, February 8, 2008

Beware what you wish for

Language is no one’s mistress…The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language

- Joseph Priestly (1733-1804) in the landmark text The Rudiments of English Grammar

[Among his numerous contributions, polymath-scientist, Priestly discovered something without which we can’t even breathe or think about grammar – Oxygen]

Words are not designed by committees, but have to be with a creative speaker who first coins the word

- Steven Pinker (b.1954), Harvard’s leading language-mind researcher, overturned linguistic dogmas for simplifying –rather than complicating– language

***Why Not Write Like This***

It is tru that welth won’t maik any1 virtuous, but I notis thare ain’t ennybody who wants tew be poor jist by being good

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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