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Say What Friday

Greetings all!

Happy Friday!!

Another week in the history books.

This week's quote is a commentary on the lovely English language.

"Any language where the unassuming word fly signifies an annoying insect, a means of travel and a critical part of a gentleman's apparel is clearly asking to be mangled."

Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue

Do with it what you can.

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agdhani
Jan. 13th, 2019 07:34 pm (UTC)
“Senior, I must speak to you about the Founder…” Ilya turned to say more, to demand he come back and talk to her, tell her what he knew about the prodcasts and the rumored assault on Founder Kemway.
But he only paused long enough to look at her and said, “What if I told you, Lieutenant, that there exists a viable alternative to Haythem Kemway?” as her ICD buzzed on her wrist.
The Hall door clattered closed behind him.
Words were a Talker’s tool. In a Talker’s mouth, language was there to be mangled, reassembled, twisted and manipulated. He might mean anything or nothing. But this was not the time to ponder those words more deeply.
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