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In ways that certain of us are uncomfortable about, SNOOTs’ attitudes about contemporary usage resemble religious/political conservatives’ attitudes about contemporary culture. We combine a missionary zeal and a near-neural faith in our beliefs’ importance with a curmudgeonly hell-in-a-handbasket despair at the way English is routinely manhandled and corrupted by supposedly educated people. The Evil is all around us: boners and clunkers and solecistic howlers and bursts of voguish linguistic methane that make any SNOOT’s cheek twitch and forehead darken. A fellow SNOOT I know likes to say that listening to most people’s English feels like watching somebody use a Stradivarius to pound nails: We are the Few, the Proud, the Appalled at Everyone Else.


David Foster Wallace


#grammar #snoot #attitude

I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that.


Lester Bangs


#between #couple #first #five #go

When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.


Piers Anthony


#case #check #clamour #guilty #himself

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.


Mark Twain


#done #easiest #easiest thing #giving #giving up

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.


John Barrymore


#fifth #had #i #i am #solomon

I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old.


Charles Baudelaire


#memories #more #old #than #thousand

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.


Henry Ward Beecher


#away #awhile #birds #bring #come

I go through a thousand songs to find ten for a new record.


Conway Twitty


#go #i #new #record #songs

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.


Napoleon Bonaparte


#feared #four #hostile #more #newspapers

The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood?


Clara Zetkin


#domestic #find #just #livelihood #machines






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