Wagner-Tomlin Language-Genesis Theory

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 17 01:14:17 UTC 2013

Popular on Internet, but not in YBQ:

1985 Jane Wagner _The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe_
 [at Wikiquote] :  It's my belief we developed language because of our deep
inner need to complain.

The phrase is usually associated with Lily Tomlin, star of the production.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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