Humor (Subject to opinion)

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That's classy.
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Classy?? Nah, but this is. Finally a sensible use for garden flamingoes.

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“Basically, English is what happens when Vikings learn Latin and use it to yell at Germans.”

—Ken MacLeod
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English doesn't adopt words from other languages. It follows them down dark alleys and mugs them for their loose vocabulary. English isn't a language, it's eight languages all standing on each others shoulders and wearing a long coat.

(Paraphrased, attribution unknown, probably a variety.)
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That's quite funny - a bloke at ISF was saying how wonderful English is and it is rightly the world's lingua franca, because it's such a beautiful language.

I pointed out to him that it's not so much a language as an agglomeration of other languages.
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Yes, I saw that. It was a statement that could have been made only by someone with no clue about the history of English.
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Yep Prez!
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I agree.
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