Sunday, 29 January 2017

The funny side of English language 8

"The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like. It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. German and Spanish are accessible to foreigners: English is not accessible even to Englishmen."

Preface to Pygmalion, Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

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