Friday, June 30, 2017

Arts Journal - Words


The Way The Biscuit Crumbles: A British Journalist Explores ‘Semantic Colonialism’

Sure, “the wonderful thing about the English language is its sponge-like ability to absorb, use and discard un-English verbiage and still be vitally itself.” But wait! Americanisms invading British English means “Britain, and young Britain in particular, has handed over ‘control of its culture and vocabulary to Washington, New York and Los Angeles.’ It is, Engel argues, ‘self-imposed serfdom.'”

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