The English literature academy’s glorification of “elegant variation” in which one attempts to vary one’s nouns and adjectives when referring repeatedly to the same thing is anathema to the law. Kuney and Lloyd. Contracts: Transactions and Litigation. 2011: 40.
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Language: When auspicious and charming, like a luxuriant vine creeper, whose minds does it not win over? भाषा प्रशस्ता सुमनो लतेव केषां न चेतांस्यावर्जयति |Sanskrit sūkta (traditional maxim)
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.Hippocrates (Source: PlainLanguage.gov [“Improving Communication from the Federal Government to the Public”])
I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy.Bern Williams
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus)
Fat people eat accumulates.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.Unknown
“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 rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”James Nicoll, author
Like its nouns, Latin continues to decline.“Vivat Latinitas!” Slate Magazine (http://www.slate.com/id/2302020/)