James Nicoll

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

Quotes

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 [sic] 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.