Monday, November 22, 2004

Quotation of the day for November 22, 2004

"The point about verbs is that they commit the speaker. Verbs
cement sentences to their meaning so it's not surprising that
politicians tend to mistrust them."

- John Humphrys, a British political journalist and the author of
a new book, "Lost for Words," about the demise of the English
language. Among other politicians, British Prime Minister Tony
Blair came under attack by Humphrys because of Blair's
"apparent fear of verbs."


Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Nov. 16, 2004