Friday, April 30, 2004

Shabby Grammar, Shredded Syntax, and Sorry Spelling Exposed!!

You can read about The Dossier's misdeeds at Nihil Obstat. This is more serious than one might, at first, suppose:

"Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political . . . causes . . . an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts."
-- "Politics and the English Language."

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