Monday, September 1, 2008

Neil Smith in "The Twitter Machine, Reflections on Language" wrote:

In linguistics as in politics, revolutions breed animosity as well as new ideas, with the partisans of each side indulging in hostilities against the enemy. While many linguists would dearly love to rid the earth of their rivals, less extreme measures are usually resorted to, with the combatants restricting themselves to vilification and verbal snipping.

1 comment:

ce7explorer said...

You have to remain faithful seeking truth....and when you find truth remain faithful even if you don't know what is above or below.

Michael artist in Fresno Ca. A Ark Haven of the Alphabet system.