For the Love of Language!

I know your head aches; I know you’re tired; I know your nerves are as raw as meat in a butcher’s window. But think what you’re trying to accomplish. Think what you’re dealing with.

The majesty and grandeur of the English language, it’s the greatest possession we have. The noblest thoughts that ever flowed through the hearts of men are contained in its extraordinary, imaginative, and musical mixtures of sounds.

And that’s what you’ve set yourself out to conquer, Eliza.

And conquer it you will.

~Professor Henry Higgins, to Miss Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady (1964)

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