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|QuotationsBook.com. - Bogan, Louise The English language is rather like a |
monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib. -
Burchfield, Robert The downtrodden, who are the great creators of slang. -
|1733 The Pilgrim's Progress Hanging is too good for him, said Mr Cruelty. 1734 |
The Pilgrim's Progress ... 1744 The downtrodden, who are the great creators of
slang, hurl pithiness and colour at poverty and oppression. BURGON John
|Burgess, Anthony The downtrodden, who are the great creators of slang. - |
Burgess, Anthony Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to
be dangerous you don't want it. - Burgess, Anthony The aura of the theocratic
|(The colloquial speaker would change "language which" to "lingo that.") Where |
does slang begin? "The downtrodden, who are the great creators of slang," writes
Anthony Burgess, the novelist-linguist, "hurl pithiness and color at poverty and ...
|They are the letters of a man of great devoutness, caustic honesty and |
preternatural percipience. "His real nostalgia is ... The downtrodden, who are the
great creators of slang, hurl pithiness and colour at poverty and oppression."
Regrets that ...
|philosophy of l'fe. The downtrodden who are the great creators of slang, hurl |
pithiness and colour at poverty and oppression. Language is not, like everything
else, in the hands of the haughty and educated: it is the people's property and ...
|For the requirements of this battle, misery has invented a language of combat |
and that language is slang. ... of the elements, good or bad, which civ ilization
consists of and w hich makes it complex, is to extend the scope of social
observation, it is to serve ch ilization itself. ... the downtrodden woman, the child
in its death throes, the muted one- on-one wars, obscure ferocities, the prejudices
, the accepted ...
|162, 1994 • Only the other day Jack De Lorean tried to kibosh one of the great |
traditions! .... detente days, and, pausing to catch your breath and hit the kick for a
crumpled quid, you say without thinking to the downtrodden man who leans his ...
|The minister prayed in “meaningless slang,” read “obsolete scriptures,” and was “|
careful to offend none of those who paid for his support.” In turn, the congregation
listened indifferently and “sang old bits of Jew doggerel.” Dismayed, Thomas ...
|... wonderfully with many alcohol-based products, provides midday stimu- lation |
at the workplace, and tastes great over ice. ... fracking is indeed slang for
Hydraulic Fracturing, which involves multiple frac- tures of rock layer by
pressurized fluid ...