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Re: Great Literary Quotes

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
That is one of God's little jokes - illiterates and semi-literates are the very ones who keep the English language alive. If everyone knew, spoke and used proper English all along we'd still be speaking and writing like Shakespeare or something even older.
If the trend continues, the language will devolve into a series of guttural sounds and grunts. Thoughtful and intelligent communication with words and phrases that convey anything beyond simple meaning will have vanished. Bring back Shakespeare!!

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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