The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow
words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new
--James D. Nicoll
The new incarnation of the course for Fall 2011 is posted at Words in English 2011.
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Last modified 19 Aug 2011