The Saturday Writing Quote — on language

“The English language has been quite needlessly and foolishly complicated by lawyers, politicians, tradesmen, bad poets, and a whole host of woolly-minded people.”

— S.P.B. Mais, The Writing of English 235 (1935)

(Via Bryan Garner’s blog on modern American usage)

2 thoughts on “The Saturday Writing Quote — on language

  1. Just finished reading Assault And Pepper and enjoyed it very much. I have the second in the series to read when time permits.

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