[lg policy] Language, please January 8, 2019 at 2:44 a.m. 25COMMENTS 0 Follow "You taught me language, and my profit on't, Your subscription supports journalism that matters. Subscribe now for unlimited access to The Democrat-Gazette Is I know how to curse." --Caliban, The Tempest The best policy we've ever heard about cussing came from a man named Mark Twain. Once, during an interview for a job, he was asked if he ever cursed. His answer: Only for necessity, never for pleasure. That's the best advice when it comes to turning the air blue. Only do so when it's needed. And it most definitely is needed at times. What are you going to say if a bear gets after you in the woods? Darn it all! won't do. But at the same time, someone who curses every time his left foot hits the ground might not be taken seriously. What's Eddie Murphy supposed to say when he hits his thumb with a hammer? He's already used up the good words in normal conversation. TOP ARTICLES 2/5 READ MORE Suspect in Jonesbo

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 11:24:31 EST 2019


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

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