James Nicoll

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James Nicoll is a noted book reviewer. He is famous for boldly supporting the English language.


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.

See also

  1. The King's English
  2. Lederer, Richard (2003). A Man of My Words: Reflections on the English Language. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312317859.
  3. Garg, Anu (2005). Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English. Wiley. ISBN 0471718459.