Today's quote

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 16 13:19:57 UTC 2013

Alexander Barmine, _One who Survived: The Life Story of a Russian
under the Soviets_ (N.Y.: Putnam, 1945), p. 305, quoting the "literary
[sic] Gazette," app. ca 1938:

"It is the business of the linguist and the critic to study the style
of Stalin."

For aesthetic purposes, to be sure.


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

The American Dialect Society -

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