Monday, June 24, 2013

Quote of the Day (Mark Twain, on German)

"...a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronunciation) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years...If [German] is to remain as it is, it ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it."—Mark Twain, “That Awful German Language,” in A Tramp Abroad (1880)

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