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Tuesday, May 04, 2004

 
Can I Get a Little Respect?
Thank you, Geoffrey Pullum.

"We are so lucky that such an enormous number of the people in the world have taken the trouble to become bilingual or multilingual. And more to the point (since knowing Abkhaz and Zulu wouldn't help much) we are lucky that such a huge number of those can use one of the languages of the great colonizing powers of the past few centuries: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Russian. God bless the multilinguals, the people who have put in the effort to become fluent in a foreign language so that some of us don't have to."

-from Language Log, of course.

Show a little love to your nearest polyglot. Feel free to send me books, chocolate, and lucrative job offers.

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