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That's all well and good

squire
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Aug 31 2012, 12:31pm


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While we should cherish old words and use them, let's not go about with the impression that the English speaking world is going to an illiterate hell just yet. An "extensive vocabulary" is a function of the culture it comes from. Remember that the "average person" of today gaily uses many thousands of words that "a common person of a century ago" did not know, because they did not exist yet. That's what's queer and even revolutionary about our present day, I think. So you don't want a revolution, I'm thinking - you want a counter-revolution (not too serious a one, to be sure!).



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**Queer Lodgings": Intro. Pryderi Send a private message to Pryderi Aug 21 2012, 10:23am
    "He was in fact held by all the hobbits of the neighbourhood to be ‘queer’" - "Bag End’s a queer place, and its folk are queerer." squire Send a private message to squire Aug 21 2012, 6:05pm
    Well, Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Aug 22 2012, 10:41pm
    Late answers sador Send a private message to sador Aug 27 2012, 1:03pm
    "by the sound of the words" telain Send a private message to telain Aug 30 2012, 4:24pm
    We need to have a revolution. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 31 2012, 3:13am
        That's all well and good squire Send a private message to squire Aug 31 2012, 12:31pm

 
 
 

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