The inarticulate society

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 4:01 a.m.

Whatever happened to the once strong, vital, unique American language? It hasn’t been seen in some time. Maybe because it’s been completely covered by the thicket of “you knows” and “whatevers” and various other verbal tics that by now have overwhelmed the poor thing. The way kudzu, given sufficient time and neglect, will completely hide a great oak.

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Editorial, Pages 16 on 05/01/2013


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