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Slang is a linguistic luxury, it is a sport, and, like any other sport, something that belongs to the young.
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A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
July 16, 1860
April 30, 1943
Jens Otto Harry Jespersen or Otto Jespersen was a Danish linguist who specialized in the grammar of the English language.
The Philosophy of Grammar (1924)
Language: Its Nature, Development and Origin (1922)
Growth and Structure of the English Language (1905)
Analytic syntax (1937)
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