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Funny quote on language

May 30, 2012

One of my friends, Geoff Nunberg, periodically gives brief essays on language for a public radio program. In his latest essay (on the AP Stylebook‘s relaxation on usage of the word “hopefully”) he was at the top of his game, with intentionally ironic (and hilarious) statements such as

A usage can be really, really irritating

He ended his presentation by saying:

There will be grousing from the defiant one-percenters. But hopefully, my dear, we won’t give a d***.

You can read his essay here or listen to it here.

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