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Many continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.
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George Mikes Quotes

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It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
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Carl Sagan Quotes

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Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays.
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George Eliot Quotes

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The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
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Derek Walcott Quotes

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"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
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The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant. If omitted in one place, they turn up in another. When a Bostonian "pahks" his "cah," the lost r's migrate southwest, causing a Texan to "warsh" his car and invest in "erl wells."
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When a programming language is created that allows programmers to program in simple English, it will be discovered that programmers cannot speak English.
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Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's. For the sea is his; he owns it.
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Herman Melville Quotes

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It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
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P.D. James Quotes

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Cricket - a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.
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Lord Mancroft Quotes

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All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
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Gordie Howe Quotes

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Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
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Henry James Quotes

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Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
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Elise Boulding Quotes

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Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
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Alice Walker Quotes

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