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Captain Literate

Making sense of confusing English terminology

Captain Literate thanks to Howard Chapman

Learning English can be tough for foreign language students

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Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham

Speech is of time; silence is of eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

English Wrestling Champion: A lord of the ring - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Synonym Bun: What a thesaurus eats for breakfast - Unknown

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Xenocrates

Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war. - Lindsey Graham

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - John Millington Synge

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. - Mark Twain

The English are not an inventive people; they don't eat enough pie. - Thomas Edison

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together. - Max Eastman

When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly. - Michel de Montaigne

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong. - Barbra Streisand

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. - Thomas Carlyle

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker

I think of myself as being Jewish and Irish, despite the fact that I'm English. - Daniel Radcliffe

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that, everyone chortles. - Garrison Keillor

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones

Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

Already, companies that speak in the language of the pitch, the dog-and-pony show, are no longer speaking to anyone. - Unknown

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

'Good English' is whatever educated people talk; so that what is good in one place or time would not be so in another. - C S Lewis

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. - Deepak Chopra

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

Good content should be at the heart of your strategy, but it is equally important to keep the display context of that content in mind as well. - Tim Frick

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell


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