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I think it should be noted that Oppenheimer was quoting someone else....
True, he was quoting from the Bhagavad Gita. But certainly it was the perfect reference. Of course, also fitting, would have been, "and Behold a pale horse, and the name that sat upon him was Death, and Hell followed with him."

I, on the other hand, would have given the world "Ho-lee F'n s**t!"
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I think it should be noted that Oppenheimer was quoting someone else....
He was quoting Hindu scripture - would YOU have thought of it at that moment?
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It makes me wonder what ever happened to The English Language.
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.
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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.
Avast there! We'd be talkin' like that thar Cap'n Blackbeard. Arr!
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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.
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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!!
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