>qotd–kirkhuff–english is a jealous mistress

>another reason for the global spread of english, eh alastair? naked machismo…

english is a jealous mistress. she brooks no rival. she was born to conquer and to spread all over the world. she has no equal.

source: j. d. kirkhuff, ‘the sign system arraigned,’ silent educator 3 (jan. 1892): 88a, quoted in tdsr3, p. 42.

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