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Punctuation Is Importanter

English grammar lesson for British protesters

Punctuation Is Importanter thanks to Shawn Kennedy

Sign of opposite appeal: No, I want more!

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Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. - Groucho Marx

What's another word for thesaurus? - Steven Wright

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Sir Francis Bacon

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

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

The English never draw a line without blurring it. - Winston Churchill

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. - Amos Bronson Alcott

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

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. - Clifton Fadiman

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin

The English winter - ending in July, to recommence in August. - Lord Byron

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

You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. - Humphrey Bogart

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. - Gordie Howe

"Let 'em eat cake," to quote the late Mark Antonette. - Archie Bunker

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

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm. - Alexander Woollcott

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

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov

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

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

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

There's nothing like an English weirdo. We have the best nutters in the world. - Sharon Osbourne

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

Grammar: the difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You're Nuts. - Unknown

Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. - Unknown

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

No bum that can't speak poifect English oughta stay in this country - oughta be de-exported the hell outta here! - Archie Bunker

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

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

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered. - Lord Francis Bacon

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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