Friday, September 30, 2005

Intemperance about French

Language Log has become one of my favourite Weblogs.
Geoffrey Pullum was making my sides hurt a bit at times with this offering.

I fear my favourite line was
So where do they get off, criticizing the language in which fine writers like William Shakespeare and Dan Brown created their literary masterpieces, huh? It makes me so mad.
But let us be real. Despite what Pullum says, the French do not lack a word for weeked - it is 'weekend'. And both French and English have exactly one, not 22, word(s) for weekend.


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