Tip of the tongue for Week 12

Monday 28 March 2011, 11.39pm HKT


Overheard or read for the week of 21-27 March 2011.

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“Gospel is liberal. Law is conservative. You cannot believe them at once. At best, you can choose which one will cause less suffering in the future.”

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“A person who thinks logically provides a deep contrast to the real world.”

(Geddit?)

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“If you drink coffee and you cannot read, then please have your parents explain this.”

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Psst is onomatopoeia.”

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“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 vocabulary.” — James Nicoll

(hat tip to the Speculative Grammarian)

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“I refuse to say your name during sex because I’m afraid I’ll say your brother’s.”

(hat tip to Postsecret)

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011.

One Response to “Tip of the tongue for Week 12”

  1. Woman said

    “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 vocabulary.” — James Nicoll

    Of course I am going to comment on this one!!!! The English language is a bastard of a languages mutated by diseases and radiation to give us what is called Ebonics. The lazy way to speak English. I wonder if people who speak Ebonics are good kissers as they seem to have a lazy mouth?

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