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The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for new vocabulary.

James Nicoll, rec.art.sf-lovers, 1990.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Nicoll
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